Quiet Quitting

With the new year comes new energy and positive resolutions, let’s use this energy to put our teams, managers and leaders on the same positive trajectory!

In 2021, the Great Resignationdominated the news cycles. In the second half of 2022, the ‘Quiet Quitting’ trend gained momentum. The phrase has even made in into the top ten words of 2022 on the Collins Dictionary words of the year list! Whether we like it or not, whether we have the best of intentions for the new year, this is the reality that we enter the new year with and we had better pay attention!

According to Gallup; despite job market opportunities, millions of workers are silently quitting or just opting out, despite the backdrop of a looming recession. Employee disengagement and unhappiness is very worrisome, and year over year, it’s getting worse not better.

This is a serious business issue as engaged workers drive 23% higher profits, compared to employees who are not engaged cost the world $7.8 trillion in lost productivity, equal to 11% of global GDP (Gallup).

It is easy to google how to drive engagement and read the books and articles, but do we empower our leaders to do this or does it becomes an ‘HR problem’. The needle on engagement will not move if it stays on the HR agenda but we do not give our leaders the tools and know-how to make this happen. Let’s make this the year to empower leaders at all levels of the organisation!

This is what is on our mind at the start of this new year, how do we get Employee Engagement (and Employee Experience/ EX) on the EXCO agenda where it should be?

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