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Quiet Quitting and Its Impact on Workplaces

September 23, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The phrase ‘quiet quitting’ became popular after a TikTok video describing it went viral. However, workforce studies on the changing world of work support the rise of quiet quitting and suggest it’s more than a social media hashtag.

Quiet Quitting Is An Intentional State of Mind

The term implies a norm where people feel they do more work than they’re paid for and are taking a stand by dialing back productivity as a form of protest, carrying out only what they are contracted to complete. In reality, it’s a little more complex than that. It’s when an employee accomplishes the duties necessary for their role but does not go above and beyond to take on more than is required – noticeable only because it differs starkly from their previous work practices when they did do more.

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