Over 4 million Americans on average every month are leaving their current jobs, to go elsewhere. in 2021, over 47 million Americans quit their jobs. Similar numbers around the globe are occurring because employees want something different from their careers.
Quiet Quitting isn't new. It's gone by different names such as "mailing it in", "malicious compliance", or "sticking to the job description". The COVID-19 Pandemic has created opportunities for employees to reflect on their work life, and many have decided that they're being asked to do too much.
Signs of quiet quitting
Employees are taking their full breaks and not responding to emails/messages during their breaks or after hours. The always-on approach to work is burning people out, so people are tired of constantly being on the job.
Employees no longer are engaged in team meetings or in communication with their managers. Employees are giving short answers/responses to questions.
Employees are no longer laughing or bantering with colleagues. They're sticking to their desk and talking in a monotone voice.
Employees are taking more days off. This could be for interviews, or simply using their allocation of days to the fullest extent.
Not addressing these issues will impact your ability to lead a team, because your team is constantly leaving.
Why you should Attend
Creating a positive and productive workplace culture requires
collaboration and communication with your entire team. A healthy
workplace doesn’t experience situations where your employees are dealing
with the following:
- You have apathy and complacency with life
each day goes by, you begin to have a growing sense of disconnection
from the initial motivations for your decision to pursue this area. You
have mentally checked out; your work is suffering, your deadlines are
being missed, and you just lack the motivation to continue feigning
excitement for the company's goal statement. Even if you work in a
career that you are really enthusiastic about, there may be occasions
when you feel like you are merely doing a job. But if you can not recall
the last time a new idea or your next project made you feel motivated
or stimulated, it may be time to reconsider the function you play in the
- You don’t feel that your actions are having an effect
responsibilities at work are consistent from one day to the next. Every
day seems and feels the same, and you are essentially operating on
autopilot. You get the impression that your time and abilities are not
being put to good use and that your finest capabilities are not being
used. As time has passed, you have become disheartened, and as a result,
you have ceased actively searching out fresh possibilities to
contribute. It is time to look for a new job that better utilizes your
abilities, gives you the chance to learn new things, and gives you the
chance to make contributions that have real worth. Your chosen
profession should not lower but rather raise your sense of self-worth
- You hate coming to your place of employment
has those mornings when they press the snooze button more than they
should have or when it takes a little bit of an additional push to wake
up and get ready for work. It is that the project you are working on
does not excite you, or that you are feeling nervous about a meeting
with your supervisor. But this is different since it occurs daily. You
do all you can to put off thinking about Monday, but by Sunday evening
rolls around, you already dread going back to work. If you are feeling
this discontent with your current employment, it is time to start
considering other aspects of the workforce that could better fit the
things you are most passionate about doing
- You find yourself daydreaming about starting a new job
take advantage of your lunch breaks by daydreaming about what you would
do in "your next life" and delighting in the idea of how you would hand
in your notice of resignation after two weeks. You notice that you are
reading job sites instead of responding to work emails, and you are
beginning to feel envious of your friends' occupations as you wonder how
they could secure such "perfect" jobs. People's inquiries about what
you do cause discomfort because you secretly wish it were anything else.
You have given leaving a lot of thought, and you may have even
mentioned the possibility to certain acquaintances in casual
conversation. Would you leave your work "if you could?"
you don’t want your employees thinking or feeling this way, attend this
session to learn how to create a positive, healthy and productive
Areas Covered in the Session
- What does a productive workplace culture look like
- Why is implementing culture the responsibility of all
- How to create a positive and productive workplace
Who Will Benefit
- Upper Management
Michael Levitt is a global thought leader on HR, burnout, and workplace culture, a CBT and NLP therapist, a Top 50 Global Thought Leader and Influencer on Health and Wellness, a sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach, a published author of several books, and the host of the Breakfast Leadership Show, a Top 20 global podcast for thought leadership by Thinkers360.