Quiet Quitting, by the Numbers
Quiet quitting – the trend where employees perform only their bare minimum job duties with no effort to go above and beyond – is becoming a more common occurrence in the workplace. According to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 36% of HR professionals say "quiet quitting" is happening in their organizations. Although only 1/3 are actively seeing it, more than half of HR professionals are concerned about it.
We explored the meaning of quiet quitting and suggested ways to prevent it in this recent blog post: Quiet Quitting - What it is and how to prevent it. But with these new statistics available, it's time to take another look at the effect of quiet quitting on the workplace as a whole.
Of the HR pros who are seeing quiet quitting within their organization, 60% report that their company culture enables this behavior, specifically a lack of engagement. When there is a lack of engagement and communication in an organization, employees lose morale. This is a dangerous cycle to enter into.
As morale decreases, quiet quitting increases, which in turn impacts morale for more employees. In fact, 83% of HR pros believe this is negatively impacting morale across the board at their organization.
The key to breaking this cycle is employee engagement. Study after study shows that engaged employees are happy, productive employees. The list of ways to promote engagement in your organization is virtually limitless. Check out these resources to learn more about how to keep your employees engaged in their work: