Managers must ‘solve this problem’ of quiet quitting, Davos leaders say

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,‘It is the job of the leader from the top down to solve this problem. We need to communicate in a very different way’,

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That was Vimeo CEO Anjali Sood speaking at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week about the phenomenon of “leaving the quiet” that has swept the world.

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Quiet quitting is often described as requiring employees to do the least they can at their jobs, or setting higher boundaries with management, in order to create a healthier work-life balance and focus more of their time on non-office activities. is done. A recent Gallup poll found that such “quiet quitters” make up 50% of the American workforce.

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And Sood is putting the onus on managers and business leaders to create more optimal work environments by empowering and preventing their employees from being too silent to listen.

Quietly resigning has become such a big issue that it was given its own panel in Davos on Tuesday. speaker talking “Quiet and the meaning of workincluded Vimeo’s Sood and organizational psychologists Adam Grant from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as from managers and human resource professionals.

“Quiet quitting is a natural response to feeling that your employer or boss has let you down,” Grant said at the annual event in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos.

And Grant agreed with Sood that corporate leaders and managers are to blame for the recent increase in quietly quitting”.more than anyone else.,

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According to Gallup research, half of American adult employees describe themselves as “not busy” at work. The survey describes these individuals as people who “do the bare minimum and are psychologically disconnected from their jobs.”

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“What we’re seeing right now is a kind of decline in employee-employer relations,” said Jim Harter, chief scientist for Gallup’s workplace management practice. said about the study,

Data from Gallup listed several actionable items that managers can do to help increase employee satisfaction and discourage Stop silencing employees, such as regular weekly chats, accountability for individual performance, and showing employees how their work plays a role in the company’s mission.

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