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What Is “Quiet Quitting” And Is It A Trend?

Quiet quitting has been trending on social media in the last couple of months. From TikTok to Twitter and LinkedIn, employees are proclaiming to be quiet quitters.

But, what is quiet quitting and is it a new business trend? Should you be worried that your employees will quit your medical practice quietly? These are questions we’ll answer in this post. Let’s get to it.

What is Quiet Quitting?

Quiet quitting simply refers to setting work boundaries. It’s a concept in which employees perform their assigned tasks within official work hours only. No extra shifts. No working past official closing hours. No taking work home.

Unlike what the name implies, quiet quitting does not mean employees want to ghost employers and not show up to work. Neither does it mean intentionally coasting at work to get fired.

Hence, it’s a misnomer that probably needs to be renamed. ‘working at work’ and ‘doing your job (DYJ)’ are suitable alternative names NPR listeners have suggested.

Is Quiet Quitting A Trend?

Quiet quitting is not really a trend. Employees have been advocating for work-life balance for years. However, with this “new take,” employers are worried that employees won’t put in the effort required to get results.

On the other hand, employees argue that quiet quitting is a way to safeguard their mental health, avoid burnout, and have a life outside work. And, with the current candidate job market, most employees’ jobs are secure, so they are not afraid of practicing quiet quitting.

Quiet Quitting Tips For Employers

You can’t afford to fire your medical personnel. Neither do you want them shirking their responsibilities in the name of quiet quitting. Here are things to do to ensure a win-win for you and your employees.

· Reward extra effort

People will put in extra effort if they are rewarded for it. This doesn’t necessarily mean a bonus, pay raise, or promotion. It may be as simple as recognizing and appreciating employees for going above and beyond.

· Set work boundaries

No sending work emails outside work hours. Or blowing up their phone with calls when they’re on vacation. Also, employees should not agonize over requesting time off or taking personal days, especially sick leaves.

· Improve employee engagement

Engaged employees are likely to commit more to their jobs. So, implementing employee engagement strategies such as fun engagement activities and career advancement opportunities will motivate quiet quitters to be more vested in their work.