https://blog.penelopetrunk.com/cdn/home/pt-logo.png 0 0 Penelope https://blog.penelopetrunk.com/cdn/home/pt-logo.png Penelope2022-10-11 08:11:482022-10-11 08:12:17What are your thoughts on quiet quitting?
What are your thoughts on quiet quitting?
Curious what your thoughts are on quiet quitting (or, doing the bare minimum at work). Is this the new aspiration of the current working generation?
There are a few quitting trends that pop up in the media — the great resignation, quiet quitting, and quitting in teams. The great resignation turns out to be not anything great at all, but rather just a continuation of the trend of college-educated women participating in the workforce at lower and lower rates. I think what we are seeing, really, is a trend in personal transparency.
The reason quitting in teams is not new is that quitting is rarely about the money. It’s usually about a combination of lack of appreciation, lack of commitment to coworkers or shared vision. The extreme version of these feelings is moral outrage, which is collective. So it makes sense that extremely bad behavior in the workplace is met with groups of people that quit together.
As people depend less and less on their jobs for their identity, people are more willing to speak publicly and truthfully about quitting their jobs. For the general population this means we can make more realistic decisions about how we can make a living and what is possible. This trend in transparency will also mean the normalizing of the fact that most of us will do what excites us for free. Most people can quit their jobs and see little shifts in their personal identity.
Quiet quitting is not actually quitting your job, its more of a work to rule action. Doing your job description, not someone else’s, not working unpaid hours, ect… Not sure how it is quitting, except by quitting doing work you aren’t paid to do, because the person continues to work at the same job with the same company.
This article is a commentary by Patrick Gray who explains why trust issues are an important factor in quiet quitting, and he offers leaders advice on how to gain their employees’ trust – https://www.techrepublic.com/article/quiet-quitting-leadership-advice-employees-trust/