Is There a Cure for "Quiet Quitting"? 2022

December 28, 2022

“Quiet quitting.” By now, you’ve heard the term, maybe even thought about quietly quitting yourself. But why is this a buzz word now? Workers have been disengaged for decades, and “quiet quitting” is a real phenomenon managers should watch out for. Joining us today for our conversation is Caroline Webb, an economist, executive coach and author of “How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life.”

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  1. We've reached a point where society can no longer afford to be fleeced financially – and disintegrated sociologically – by companies which aren't committed to making a true profit. To make a true profit companies must either profit – or not harm – each of the following:
    – the community in which they operate
    – the biological environment
    – customers
    – staff
    – managers
    – shareholders
    Instead of just the last two.

    It's the Judeo Christian ethic being applied to work. Love your neighbour as yourself.

    And people are EXTREMELY sensitive – they know the difference between care as a technique – and people who actually care.

  2. People are built to train in a job until they become competent. Once competent, they are to move into management or, ultimately, start their own business.

    It could be a generation of people outgrowing stagnant companies but are hesitant to strike off on their own. Cost of living pressure and high entry cost to start a business could be holding a generation in an unnatural place.

    The types of perks quiet quitters want is typically conditions enjoyed by business owners. Flexibility and better pay. They need to take the leap.

    A large exodus of the best workers is what large corporations fear. Less money and more competition in the market.

  3. Erhm, there is no actual evidence of the phenomenon "Quiet Quitting"? It is media hype about a buzzword? How on earth can Harvard Business Review in all seriousness do an episode on this without investigating the documentation? Look at things like "US Employee Engagement Annual Average" by Gallup?

  4. If you don't like quiet quitters get a union in your job don't ask people to compromise when your against compromise y'all mad condescending

  5. How many times have you heard zero tolerance at work they not flexible so this just karma

  6. If we actually defund the police then see how fast wages keep pace

  7. You can't make us so you mad can't threaten to fire someone who is doing their job the news is from the perspective of bosses hence why no one watches or read the news

  8. What is "Quiet Quitting"?

    Quiet quitting is the modern equivalent of the run away slave. A slave wouldn't tell their master they were leaving, because slavery wasn't illegal. Likewise, employees aren't telling their employers that they aren't doing any more free labor, because under the law they aren't protected from many forms of wage theft that employers engage in to obtain this free labor.

  9. "Wrong employees"? Really..seriously! With all the HRMS-PMS-AI enabled productivity tools, ref checks…..still Wrong employees?? How about incompetance and not-walking-the-talk in "high places"?? Tone at the top sets the course, so there really are no surprises. Also Covid taught people – Life is unpredictable to the point of sudden death AND we really CAN live without a lot of stuff, so the FOMO factor got killed by COVID at the BANI hybrid-workplace.

  10. Promote literally everyone except your top performer. Whatever happens happens 🤷

  11. People aren't "quiet quitting", they are "working their wage". Management will always have a problem with not squeezing every last drop out of an employee. But when it comes time to compensate the employees properly, "we don't have the money". If it's a fortune 500 company then "we don't have the money" is no excuse.

    The last thing people want to hear about is how "the company is boasting record profits since it was founded" but can't pay a living wage.

  12. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

  13. I'm working for a catholic NGO in sir lanka and suddenly, decided to go away. The real tragedy is the top management of the organisation represents the catholic priests who do not have any management and HR-related organizational skills. They do not create an environment to retain people and pay according to the market rate but try to suck the talent of the people by warning the story of charity and religious bullshit.

  14. go with ALL of that knowledge and
    take up yaaaaaa nations !!!!

  15. Thanks for sharing this. Now I know quiet quitting is quite phenomenonal these days in the 21st century.

  16. Pay people a decent wage and treat them like human beings. Shocking solution.

  17. Yes, take the C suite wages and bonuses and divide it amongst the front line staff. Everything else is psyop.

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    JM Leadership Development December 28, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Les Brown said this back in the late 90’s but it didn’t have the label yet so thank you for this presentation. My question is which is worst quiet quitting or quiet firing?

  19. Um, pay people more and stop treating them like trash? Give an actual incentive for going above and beyond; not being harrassed doesn't count.

  20. Hi 1 waiting

  21. Hi quite

  22. It’s called pay people for their time

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