Quiet quitting is still a pervasive topic in 2023. Here is some light reading material curated by Chief of Staff Asia to keep you updated over the weekend.
The Reader’s Digest
Aside from defining the meaning of quiet quitting, this article from The Reader’s Digest looks into the pros and cons of the emerging practice. It may come from the employee and employer looking at the same situation in different ways. “The employee is thinking of this as a way to restore equilibrium, while the employer may be thinking of this as employees taking something away that the organization deserves to receive,” said psychologist and executive coach Gena Cox.
Forbes senior editor for workplace, careers and leadership issues Jena McGregor talks about her frustration with the term “quiet quitting” after covering the issue for years. She noted that employee engagement has fallen since the pandemic, but the situation is not unique. Data showed that employee engagement experienced a similar dip between 2000 and 2013. She added that there are bigger things to worry about behind the catchy buzzword.
In what seems to be the opposite side of the coin, rage applying is a new term that is being used for employed workers applying to several other companies in short bursts out of frustration with their current employer. Current uncertainties in the job market is exacerbated by the feeling of being undervalued at work, leading employees to look to sending job applications as a means of gaining control of their situation.