“You’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of going above and beyond,” explains Zaiad Khan, a popular poster on TikTok. Clayton Farris, another TikToker, endorses the idea: “I don’t stress and internally rip myself to shreds.”
The concept – helped by irresistible alliteration – took off. The Guardian in England declared that “doing the bare minimum at work has gone global” and blamed declining job satisfaction. In China it’s called “tang ping,” or “lying flat” and resisting pressure to overwork.
The Harvard Business Review blames bad bosses. The Wall Street Journal suggests that working at home during the pandemic blurred boundaries between home and work. CNBC quoted experts who deem the trend a logical response to avoid burnout, but warn that unmotivated workers lacking pride in their company make for a bad workplace with bad results. The solution, says The Washington Post, is to foster an atmosphere where people don’t want to leave.
That’s where we come in. WorkProud’s programs and expertise can forestall potential quiet quitters with an interactive platform to recognize and reward good work, develop communication and company pride, and make employees feel valued and heard. Learn more about how WorkProud has been building inspired workplaces for more than 20 years, and let’s banish those alliterative buzzwords from your company culture. Ready to connect? Fill out the form below.
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