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5 signs your staff might be quiet quitting

Recently, quiet quitting has gained considerable attention as a result of viral videos on TikTok and social media. Quiet quitting can be seen as a coping mechanism for the employee who is trying to manage stress, anxiety, and burnout due to overwork.

Quiet quitting encourages people to work less intentionally and respect their boundaries. The topic is hotly debated among executives, managers, and human resources professionals. Organizations are experiencing employee disengagement and psychological detachment due to this new trend.

Here are five potential signs that your staff members might be quietly quitting:

1. Observable changes in attitude: A noticeable change in attitude, or a change in mindset, is one of the biggest indicators that an employee is quiet quitting. This can include a lack of enthusiasm, a negative attitude toward work, or a lack of motivation. Just because an employee is not staying late at the office, or responding to emails on the weekends does not mean that they are not motivated, and engaged with their work. However, a lack of motivation and engagement can be signs of quiet quitting.

2. Disengagement and lack of initiative: Disengagement from work or colleagues could indicate a quiet resignation. There may be a lack of participation in meetings, isolation from team projects, or a lack of effort in their work, such as being less productive than usual, failing to meet deadlines, or doing low-quality, half-hearted work.

3. Minimal performance standards: A lack of commitment may indicate that someone is no longer dedicated to the job if they only meet the minimum requirements and are not going above and beyond. There may be instances in which deadlines are met without putting in additional effort or completing only the minimum requirements.

4. Isolation from colleagues: If an employee begins to isolate themselves from their colleagues and office events when they previously actively participated, it may be a sign that they are quite quitting.

5. Negative social media posts: If an employee’s social media posts become negative and sour, it could be a sign that they are unhappy with their job and considering quitting. For example, an employee who usually posts about news and sports has begun to post things such as inflation, low pay and price hikes, or sarcastic memes about their job, colleagues, or supervisor.

Final words

If you notice these 5 major signs, there is a chance that your staff might be quiet quitting. It is possible to prevent a team full of quiet quitters by maintaining employee engagement, increasing morale, and recognizing their significant contributions. For practical solutions, attend Compliance Prime’s upcoming webinar presented by Marcia Zidle, a certified coach and business consultant.

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