Want to prevent quiet quitting? Here’s a plan to help employees thrive.

Written by
Marie-Josee Joubert

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What is Quiet Quitting?

In today’s fast-paced and competitive work environment, organizations must create a proactive action plan to help their employees thrive. The post-pandemic workforce has changed how work is done in a hybrid setting and impacted employee engagement. Many employees leave their jobs due to burnout, and so decide rather than performing above and beyond in their roles – for example,  taking on additional tasks, working late hours, showing up early, or participating in non-mandatory meetings – they have elected to simply meet the minimum requirements of their jobs without any extra effort. This phenomenon is known as “quiet quitting”.   Employees disengage from work and often become unproductive which can negatively impact the organization. To avoid this, organizations need to create a proactive plan to re-engage their employees and help them thrive.

Understand the Needs of Your Employee

The first step in preventing the negative effects of quiet quitting is to understand the needs of your employees. Conduct regular surveys, focus groups, and host one-on-one conversations to gather employee feedback about job satisfaction, work-life balance, and career goals. It may also mean reskilling managers to become influential leaders in a hybrid work environment and connect with employees despite the isolation of being remote. This approach can help organizations identify areas of improvement and tailor their action plan to meet the needs of their employees.

Create a Culture of Appreciation and Recognition

Employees who feel valued and appreciated are more likely to be engaged and productive. Creating a culture of appreciation and recognition can help boost employee morale and increase job satisfaction.  Regularly recognize and reward employees for their achievements, contributions, and milestones. Organizations can do it through various methods, such as recognition, certificates, awards, bonuses, and promotions. Recognition has a positive effect throughout the organization; it’s noticed by everyone making employees feel seen, heard, and valued for their unique perspectives, knowledge, experiences, and contributions.

Provide Opportunities for Growth and Development

Employees who feel like their professional growth and development are being taken seriously and that they are working toward clearly defined goals with support from their managers and organization are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work. Organizations should provide employees with access to training programs, mentorship, and career development opportunities to help them grow and advance.

Promote Work-Life Balance

Encourage flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting, flexible hours, and job sharing, to help employees balance their personal and professional lives, reduce stress, and prevent burnout. Employees who feel like they have a healthy work-life balance are more likely to be engaged and productive.

Provide Resources and Support

Provide employees access to health and wellness programs, employee assistance programs, and other resources to support their physical and mental well-being. This help to reduce stress and improves overall employee well-being. Employees with access to resources and support are more likely to be engaged and optimistic about their workplace.

Creating a proactive plan to help employees thrive is essential for any organization looking to retain top talent and remain competitive. By understanding the needs of your employees, you can create a culture that drives retention, loyalty, and ultimately promotes business success and longevity.

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