The term ‘quiet quitting’ started popping up at the end of July, and now it’s everywhere. And no one can agree on what it means.
Jordan Hart at Business Insider defines quiet quitting as “refusing to do more work than they’re being compensated for.”
The Washington Post reported that Kathy Kacher, founder of Career/Life Alliance Services, describes quiet quitting as a synonym for employee disengagement.
In Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald quotes a quiet quitter, software engineer, and musician, Zaid Khan, who says, “You’re still performing your duties, but you’re no longer subscribing to the hustle-culture mentality that work has to be your life.”
Then we go into a bit of humor on Twitter with, “We rebranding “quiet quitting” to “acting your wage.”
Refusing to work more, not hustling, disengagement, doing what you’re paid to do, and nothing else, it doesn’t really matter when it comes to how HR approaches quiet quitting. Instead of arguing over where it comes from and the exact definition, you can look at your workforce and decide if you want to do anything.
Do you want disengaged employees?
Of course, you want your employees to be engaged! To be happy! To be working their little hearts out!
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