Have you ever heard Quiet Quitting?
Quiet Quitting is getting viral, especially among the younger generation. This action doesn’t refer to quitting the job without notifying others. It is a new norm of employee disengagement, againsting the uneven work-life balance, and the form of refusal to comply with something. People working in this mode only finish the minimum job requirement but do not go above and beyond at work.
The new working generation is avoiding ‘hustle culture’, a modern working environment highlighting hard work and long hours as the key to success. The young generation is complaining that this working culture is too harsh and it will interfere with their personal and family time. Being “ quiet quitting”, they are less likely to be aggressive at work, rejecting any tasks that are outside of their job requirements, and they refuse to work overtime. However, this mode of working doesn’t mean that workers are not fulfilling their duties. They will finish all their jobs but just step away from pursuing promotions and achievements at work, instead, they prefer to prioritize their personal lives over their work. It doesn’t seem to be a change that will bring a positive impact, in contrast, this is an underlying problem in the workplace that will affect job efficiency.
Employees rebel from new responsibilities and may resort to methods that could avoid putting extra effort into the job. Employees engaged in ‘Quiet Quitting’ are eager to turn down new projects, only take on some simple workload, and refuse to sacrifice more for the company. In the long term, the working environment will lack motivation, leading to a drop in work efficiency.
To overcome 'Quiet Quitting,' employers can take several steps:
1. Offer flexible working styles
The young workforce prefers flexible working styles to the traditional 9-6 working mode, and employers should also cope with these changes and adopt a more flexible working pattern.
2. Set clear working goals
It is encouraged to hold a weekly meeting with colleagues to understand how each person feels about their workload and how they are doing that week. This meeting aims to understand every team member and offer help if needed, provide them with a comfortable working environment, and assign the right person for the right job.
3. Respect work-life balance
The working culture should highlight the importance of work-life balance, emphasizing that work is not the only thing in our lives. Employers should avoid sending work messages after working hours and respect employees’ free time after they have off work. This can provide them with enough resting time and recharge themselves for the next working day
We have to be alert of “ Quiet Quitting” since it might have a severe impact on the working environment. Slindon is here to provide you with any working tips and the most updated trends! Stay tuned with us!