You’ve likely heard of “quiet quitting,” but do you know what it actually means? To understand the trend, it’s best to first clarify what it isn’t: quitting.
Quiet quitting is a response to unrealistic expectations and an unhealthy work-life balance, not work itself. Tanner Bergman, a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, describes quiet quitting as “people protecting the limited capabilities they have.”
In other words, employers shouldn’t target quiet quitting specifically. Doing so may actually lend itself to a more toxic work environment. Instead, HR professionals should foster a healthier culture where employees actually want to work.
To learn more, download the Quiet Quitting: Definitions, Causes and Tips to Enhance Work Culture guide.