Nearly half of the UK workforce (47%) will be looking for a new job in 2019, with nearly 1 in 5 people already actively searching for opportunities, according to new research produced by Investors in People (IIP) in their annual Job Exodus Survey 2018.
But imagine if “work” weren’t such a four-letter word. Employees want to feel they are part of the working environment, they want to feel connected and safe but they also want to feel valued and that the work they are doing is fulfilling and aligned to their personal values.
With 49% of workers citing poor management as the main reason they’re considering looking for a new job next year, and nearly a third (31%) of people stating they would rather have a more flexible approach to working than a 3% pay rise, is it any wonder that businesses with a network marketing model are thriving in today’s economy.
One simple reason is that network marketing organisations have a strengthened sense of work relationships. And as we all know, the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.
One of the major reasons why people join the Arbonne business is for that sense of belonging, of being part of a team: they know who they are and they know they matter to those around them.
Because those in network marketing all work for themselves, but they’re not working by themselves, they have a sense of ownership over their work. They’re going above and beyond. They’re dreaming up new projects, new ways of supporting customers and stepping up to go to the next level.
In their relationships with others, they feel they have support from their co-workers, their peers and their success lines as we call all those in their teams who they are working alongside, supporting and mentoring. If they need help, someone is there for them. I’ve noticed that people in the team feel valued, they feel a sense of belonging and because of this they can relate to those around them whether they are part of their direct team or what we call side-line teams – in corporate life that would be like being in another department.
What I really notice is that people actively show up and are engaged. There’s a feeling of connection for both themselves their customers and the wider community that they are a part of. The value of this is incredible. It creates an environment of psychological trust and safety where people can do their best work. They are motivated and energized and they know they are all heading towards success.
Relationships determine your quality of life in so many ways. If you have that sense of being connected, being part of something bigger than yourself, and you know the vision of the company and you can see your place in it, that’s belonging.
If you’d like to know more about how I work with my team in Arbonne or to see if network marketing could be a fit for you, please get in touch.