Alan talks about three different phases throughout a working life. Those making decisions trying to start a career, those mid-career who are contemplating whether it is still the right thing for them and those coming towards retirement who are not sure if they are ready for it and what to do next. He thinks this increased propensity for change among individuals within the current environment of change in the world as a whole is causing a fascinating environment. He also says it is here to stay.
Understandably this uncertainty can feel like a period of drifting and in many people will cause significant anxiety but Alan suggests that actually the process of letting go of old routines and beginning new ones is a fantastic catalyst for learning new answers – both for individuals and for much larger organisations.