Quiet quitting: what is it and what can you do to prevent it?

A recent survey shows that as many as one in three UK employees admit to quiet quitting. But what does it mean, and how could it affect your business?

Simply put, quiet quitting is the decision to achieve the bare minimum at work, remaining employed but mentally checking out, rather than contractually quitting. It can occur due to a lack of recognition and motivation, or from immense pressure and stress, at home or in the office, leading to burnout.

The consequences of an employee quietly quitting can have a negative impact on your whole team, with disengagement and cynicism leading to low quality work and poor output.

So, what can you do?

Ensuring employees feel valued and don’t feel overworked is crucial. Regularly check-in with your staff. Find out how they are, what’s going well, and if there are any areas where you can offer additional support. Take this one step further by offering your team one of our workplace workshops to support staff mental health, available remotely, or in the office. Our Positive Mindset series, led by life coach, Sian Collins, covers burnout, setting goals, communication and positivity, and is ideal for morale and engagement boosting.

Don’t forget, our team of experts can create bespoke workshops unique to your business requirements. Get in touch to find out more.