Episode 221 – Quiet Quitting

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Podcast

Quiet Quitting is trending so hard, it has its own hashtag. What is it, and what do you need to consider?

What Is Quiet Quitting?

Quiet Quitting is a passive form of protest. It is the act of giving up your duties beyond the bare minimum – without actually quitting your job.

It’s Happening Whether You Like It Or Not

As a leader or executive, quiet quitting is happening whether you’re paying attention to it or not. It’s important to lead the narrative inside your walls and beyond. You’ll be judged on how you handle this situation. And it has the potential to be a problem – for your company and the economy at large.

Quiet Quitting and Agile Leadership

If you’re an Agile Leader, think about how Quiet Quitting will manifest itself in your teams. Know how to ask questions about what’s causing it and how you can help. The root causes of quiet quitting are overwhelm and burnout. A sense of duty to take on everything, only to have an employer take advantage of your willingness to overwork yourself. When the extra work is not recognized, frustration sets in. When the frustration is not tended to, you feel unvalued. Unheard.

Don’t Avoid The Difficult Conversation

If you’re an employee, think about whether you’re really sticking it to the man, or if your quiet quitting is really avoiding the hard conversation. Avoiding isn’t what high performers do. It’s not the way of the Badass. The hard thing is always the hard thing. It is exactly what we must do in order to ascend. To thrive.

For an alternative viewpoint on how to reduce burnout by prioritizing value, check out this episode.

Also, check out my related episode on #thegreateresignation here:

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