If you’ve been keeping track of workplace trends recently, you might have already heard of “quiet quitting.” This recent phenomenon describes an employee doing the minimum amount of work their role requires without going above and beyond in any way.
Beyond focusing on the trend itself, it’s also worth thinking about how quiet quitters wound up in their situation and how organizations can keep lines of communication open to keep employees and employers happy and fulfilled.
The burned-out employee
Unfortunately, burnout is one of the biggest trends seen in the workforce today. According to recent research, workplace burnout does not discriminate; the feeling crosses borders and cultures easily. Surveys show that as many as half of employees and managers alike feel burned out in their day-to-day duties. While work is a major part of most people’s lives, a careful balance must be looked after to maintain a healthy mindset. Thankfully, there are tactics that can be taken to reach out to burned-out employees and assuage their needs.