As employees continue to report varying levels of burnout, quiet quitting is on the rise. Some cite the more recent “balance of power” that favors employees (or the perception of it), compounded by the fact that many businesses are struggling to attract and retain talent. While one might think this relates to remote work and a more “hands off” management style, quiet quitting seems to be happening at higher rates in all settings and at all levels of employment.
Business Takeaway: Have you noticed an uptick in quiet quitting? One solution is to better “take the temperature” of your workforce. How “dialed in” are employees to your business and vision? How communicative are employees regarding the issues they are experiencing—both personal and professional? (see: How (Bitters)weet it Is in our Links of Note). What have you learned via exit interviews?