The financial crisis of 2008 has accelerated the pace of change to such an extent that people often find themselves very differently from month to month. Today’s leaders must be able to shape the future by means of a solid vision, as well as make strategic choices and alliances. Managers and employees are expected to motivate and engage individuals in their schemes, work hard and perform under ever-changing priorities, at the same time staying true to their personal vision. Times call for intelligent, flexible employees who can fight uncertainty by being consistent, optimistic and focused at their goal. Risk taking is essential and rewarded respectively.
Yet, this is definitely not the case for the Greek market and flexibility is a controversial issue nowadays. It might benefit competition but it is also a thorny subject when it comes to employment contracts and income. Nevertheless, given the unfavourable financial circumstances, policies of the sort gain increasingly more ground, particularly in Europe, and are met with strong opposition from societies that have been crashed in the name of a flexible employment market and budgetary adjustment.