It's become a trend in the workplace for people to “quit quietly.” The term “quiet quitting” means employees stick to their usual responsibilities instead of doing more than what’s expected of them.
This phenomenon may be the workforce’s answer to burnout, but it also raises some questions: why is it happening? And how can organizations address it?
Last September 21, 2022, Sprout held another HR Experts webinar that tackled quiet quitting, why it happens, and how companies can address it.
Participants listened to great insights about quiet quitting from Thelma Meneses, The Coca-Cola Company’s Chief Culture Officer, and Atty. Lester Ople, our resident HR Evangelist and Consultant.
Exploring Quiet Quitting & How to Combat It
Thelma began the discussion by enumerating potential barriers to a company’s success, including quiet quitting. She defined the issue, which points to three issues:
- Managers not supporting employees and their needs
- Resignation in place
- Employees focus on “have to’s” and put less effort into their work
After defining quiet quitting, Thelma analyzed how it occurs during an employee’s tenure using an individual performance pattern.
She also proposed value creation as a possible solution to quiet quitting. Thelma expounded more on the concept with the Coca-Cola Company’s strategic shifts in its people agenda.
How Does the Sprout Ecosystem Help Address Quiet Quitting?
The webinar was also an opportunity to demonstrate how the Sprout Ecosystem can help employers tackle quiet quitting.
Atty. Lester’s talk focused on this goal, starting with a bold statement: “Quiet quitting is a myth.” To support this, he presented Sprout’s data on the Great Resignation in the Philippines and the State of HR.
Atty. Lester then presented the HR Digital Maturity Model, the framework that helps companies determine their digital maturity. Particularly, he touched on the Managed level, which revolves around the employee experience.
His presentation highlighted Sprout’s role in combating quiet quitting, revealing how specific tools could help address this problem.
Finally, Atty. Lester gave the participants two key points to remember:
- Quiet quitting is a symptom of employee engagement issues
- Making the employee experience joyful and rewarding is still crucial for HR teams
After their insightful presentations, Thelma and Atty. Lester entertained participants’ inquiries about quiet quitting.
Questions touched on topics ranging from co-creating work culture to financial wellness and how employers can support and improve in that area.
Did you miss the webinar, or would you like to watch it again? See the full video here.
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