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Let’s talk… should we be embracing the quiet quitters?

People and Wellbeing

Quiet quitting, the idea of only doing the exact tasks listed in your job description – nothing more, nothing less – has gained traction on social media as we head into a recession and staff become disillusioned by a perceived lack of opportunity for progression. On the surface, this feels like a workforce not willing to pull their weight but is there something to be learnt from those preserving the ‘life’ in work/life balance? Could a culture of doing the bare minimum actually empower employees and improve productivity? 

We’ll explore:

  • How to spot the quiet quitters and understand their wants and needs

  • What, if anything, retailers need to do about employees working only to their job description

  • How to turn this concept into empowerment and productivity