Combat Quiet Quitting on the Brink of a Recession

Quiet quitting has been something of a buzzphrase for 2022. Following the Great Resignation that started post-pandemic – where employees began to leave organizations in greater numbers to take up new roles more aligned with their career aspirations, personal values or offers of flexible working – ‘quiet quitting’ as a phrase came from a viral TikTok video and refers to those employees who stop doing anything above and beyond their basic role requirements.

Quiet quitters don’t actually quit, rather they become disengaged; they have mentally checked out of their role and their allegiance to the company or seeking any sort of progression or development but haven’t taken that final step of finding something they are more invigorated by and resigning.

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