Quiet quitting, also known as silent resignation or stealth resignation, refers to a situation where someone disengages or withdraws from their job or responsibilities without explicitly expressing their dissatisfaction or intention to leave. It involves employees becoming emotionally or mentally detached from their work while remaining physically present.
How does someone "quiet quit"?
Instead of openly resigning or seeking new employment, individuals practicing quiet quitting may gradually reduce their effort, motivation, or commitment to their job. They may avoid taking on new projects, minimize their interactions with colleagues, and exhibit a lack of enthusiasm or initiative. This disengagement can manifest in various ways, such as decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, or a decline in the quality of work.
Quiet quitting often stems from feelings of disillusionment, frustration, or lack of fulfillment in the workplace. Employees may perceive their efforts as undervalued, experience dissatisfaction with their work environment or leadership, or feel a misalignment between their personal values and the organization's values. Rather than confront these issues directly or seek resolution, they choose to disengage silently.
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