Why Are So Many Professionals Unhappy With Their Careers?

The Great Reorientation of Life, Work, and Meaning

We hear a lot about The Great Resignation, but I’ve been thinking more about something I call The Great Reorientation, where previously career-obsessed professionals find themselves restless, anxious, and rethinking the focus of their lives.

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Our attention used to be something that our physical environment influenced, but our focus has shifted from places to screens. While we can get ruthless efficiency and convenience online, there’s something primal about coming together around a physical place and experience.

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Kevin Ervin Kelley, AIA

I’m a retail architect that studies human behavior, perception, and decision-making. I’m fascinated with the intersection of where commerce and community meet.