Quiet Quitting?! There’s Nothing Quiet About It!

It’s on TikTok after all.

But quiet quitting isn’t truly quitting. While employers are still grappling with the Great Resignation, it’s something entirely different. Quiet quitting is a behavior that has grown in popularity from social media and is essentially defined as logging off on time at the end of the day and not feeling the need to go above and beyond. There is a shift in focus from the “hustle” mentality to boundaries so you can invest time in your family and personal life.

It’s yet another symptom of burn out amidst the challenges we’ve faced in the workplace, especially in the last few years because of COVID. Quiet quitters are seeking to re-set on expectations of work and lessen the stress that often comes with a drive to be successful professionally. Rather than raising their hands to volunteer for more projects, rather than working late to deliver an assignment, quiet quitters stick to their job description and work within their normal hours. The honest perspective is that they wouldn’t get paid any more for the additional time so why chase productivity into overtime?

While it’s a complex issue that may not necessarily need correcting – boundaries and clear expectation are important! But it may be because the employee is burned out, feels less valued, overworked, potentially underpaid, and for one reason or another is less motivated. You can understand it better by engaging your team, talking honestly about what they need, encouraging them to take their PTO (as well as breaks throughout the day), and leveraging HR.

PuzzleHR can help support you with guidance for onboarding, insightful exit interviews, and recommendations on benefits options that can better support your team.

Ask your PuzzleHR specialist for more information today.

References:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/08/21/quiet-quitting-what-to-know/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-gen-z-co-workers-are-quiet-quitting-heres-what-that-means-11660260608

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/23/style/quiet-quitting-tiktok.html

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