Signs of quiet quitting which is is a phenomenon that has been around for some time but has only recently begun to be discussed more openly. It’s a type of disengagement that often manifests itself in employees who are doing the absolute bare minimum at work without getting fired to appear as if they are working. It can occur for a variety of reasons: • Boredom • Personal issues • Lacking direction • Lack of motivation • Feeling overburdened or unappreciated Whatever the cause, the consequences of quiet quitting can be devastating for teams and organizations. That’s why it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of quiet quitting and know what to do if you find yourself in a situation with one or more employees exhibiting these behaviors. Recognizing the Signs of Quiet Quitting Identifying the signs of this behavior isn’t always easy, but some common indicators can help you spot it. From repeated tardiness and absenteeism to a sudden drop in productivity, these signs can help you determine if an employee is exhibiting quiet quitting behaviors: Missing deadlines: When employees regularly miss deadlines and turn in tasks late, it could be a sign that they are no longer invested in the job. This can be a major disruption to team productivity and should be addressed immediately. Avoiding conversations or meetings: If an employee avoids any type of conversation or meeting with you often, it may indicate that they feel disengaged. Whether this is in-person or remote meetings, this disengagement from team activities could be a sign.
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