Paul Irving on re-evaluation and resilience

Thought leaders sit down with WorkingNation Overheard at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2022

“It’s safe to say that that work post-pandemic is already looking, and will continue to look, very different than work before the pandemic began,” says Paul Irving, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute.

WorkingNation sat down with Irving at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2022 in Beverly Hills.

Irving says the Great Resignation has given people the opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate their lives.

He notes that a series of studies showed over the last couple years there has been a resilience among older people. “One of the things they found, paradoxically, is despite the fact that older people were much more at risk from COVID, at risk of hospitalization, and death, they were in a more positive frame of mind.”

Irving continues, “I think that’s because of their own experience, their own past in dealing with losses and tragedy, their own understanding of the bumps in the road that life inevitably brings. I think the question for all of us is, ‘How do we capture that resilience and use it to good measure?’”

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