January 2022

Gen Z More Willing to Commute, Millennials Say No

Gen Z More Willing to Commute, Millennials Say No

Gen Z More Willing to Commute, Millennials Say No

Infographic: Gen Z More Willing to Commute, Millennials Say No | Statista

According to a survey of 1,200 people carried out in Australia and New Zealand by Here.com, members of Gen Z commuting by car feel more drawn to it since the onset of the pandemic, while especially older Millennials were adamant about not returning to their car commutes. Those over the age of 45 – part of Gen X – were most steadfast in their attitudes about commuting – 50 percent said they hadn’t changed their views.

43 percent of those aged 18 to 24 said that they used to resent commuting but no longer do – the highest in the survey. 39 percent of respondents who were 35 to 44 years old said that they were not willing to do a long commute anymore, also the highest result of any age group. The picture was more mixed for those aged 25 to 34.

The makers of the survey said that the younger generation was eager to return to the office to socialize in a professional environment, while older Millennial workers were prioritizing spending time with family and friends. Of course, Gen Z is just starting their careers, while older Millennials have already been through years of commuting and are more likely to have commitments at home.

80 percent of respondents in the survey commuted by car. While before the pandemic, 44 percent of respondents thought a 20 to 40 minute commute was acceptable, that number decreased to 39 percent as of September 2021. Interestingly, among biking and walking commuters (and to a lesser degree those commuting on public transit), attitudes about one’s commute most commonly did not change because of COVID-19.

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Employees Increasingly Under Stress

Employees Increasingly Under Stress

Infographic: Employees Increasingly Under Stress | Statista

Worry, stress, anger and sadness among employees worldwide have been on the rise over the past decade, reaching record levels in 2020. This is according to a survey for the ‘State of the Global Workplace 2021 Report‘ conducted by Gallup in 116 countries.

The report highlights that due to “global border closures, workplace closures and job cuts, workers’ daily stress reached a record high” last year. Specifically, 43% of respondents in more than 100 countries claimed to have experienced stress for much of the previous day, while this percentage was 38% in 2019.

Although stress globally reached record highs in 2020, not all regions of the world experienced the same levels. According to Gallup, workers in the United States and Canada recorded the highest levels of daily stress globally (57%), while in Western Europe, stress decreased to 39%, from 46% in 2019.

Is Working From Home a Privilege

Is Working From Home a Privilege?

Is Working From Home a Privilege?

Infographic: Is Working From Home a Privilege? | Statista

As millions of people have started working remotely in recent weeks to comply with stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has often been called “the new normal”. That may not be the case, however, despite being easily taken for granted by those whose job can be done remotely.

New data released in the Federal Reserve’s latest report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households indicates that working from home is a privilege mostly reserved to highly educated white-collar workers. According to the results of a survey conducted in April 2020, 63 percent of respondents with a bachelor’s degree or higher worked remotely full-time in the week ending April 4 compared to just 20 percent of those with a high school degree or less.

The Fed’s findings are in line with earlier research showing that lower-income groups are less likely to work from home during the lockdown, which can largely be attributed to the nature of the jobs involved. While many college-educated office jobs require nothing but a laptop, headsetspeakerphone and an internet connection, most low-skill and low-income jobs, e.g. store clerks, factory workers, waiters, cannot be done remotely.

So while it’s easy to gripe about being forced to work from home, it’s important to remember that not everyone is as lucky and that unemployment is the not so pleasant alternative to working remotely in many cases.



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Effective Confrontation

Effective Confrontation

Effective confrontation with any other person requires these three things in any order: speaking to your specific Feelings, how a specific Behavior of theirs affected that, and the Impact that behavior might have in the future. Having just 2 of it will not work. 

For example, if there is someone that always come to work late. Your confrontation conversation can be like this.

Hi Ben. You have been coming to work late this Monday and Tuesday. I am feeling rather disappointed and disconnected from you. If you continue to come late to work, it will create a even bigger disconnection between us. This disconnection will grow to a point that I will trusting you.

Think Confrontation. Think FBI.


About Simon Sinek

Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and Find Your Why. His new book, The Infinite Game, will be released in 2019. Simon’s WHY: To inspire people to do the things that inspire them so that, together, each of us can change our world for the better.