Quiet Quitting or Strategic Engagement?
If you follow TikTok, you have probably already been hearing about quiet quitting for awhile. This trend ranges from setting boundaries at work to make sure you are not going too far above and beyond what you are paid for and continues to out-and-out passive-aggressive behavior that is doing just enough work to not get fired. All while continuing to collect your paycheck, of course!
Quiet quitting is related to employee engagement, which has been a challenge for employers for a long time. Each generation that enters the workforce puts their own stamp on what work life balance will be. And of course, the current employment numbers give employees more power and security in their jobs even if they aren’t the best employees.
Replace quiet quitting with “strategic engagement”
Strategic engagement could start with setting some reasonable boundaries in your job. It’s also okay to limit new tasks that are above and beyond what you are paid. However, being passive-aggressive and letting work slip through the cracks or letting down team members is not an acceptable way to behave in professional life.
Responsible quiet quitting (strategic engagement) can actually benefit you and your employer. Well, maybe being not so quiet! Discussing your job description with your boss, complete with a list of what you are currently doing could go a long way in helping them understand the stress and time crunch you are experiencing. Many bosses don’t even know what individual employees have on their desk and may be very open to redistributing some of the tasks that keep you from doing your best work that is in your core description. If your mental outlook and health improve from a more balanced workload, it benefits both you and your employer
Avoid the negative side of quiet quitting
Learn how to say no, even to yourself. How many times have you decided to take on extra projects because you are trying to look good to your employer so you can get ahead? And for perfectionists – how often have you taken more time with your work than was necessary just because you were going way above and beyond what is required? Try performing your tasks the best you can with the time and resources available. We all have to hustle sometimes, but you can’t run a marathon every day!
Working hard can be very rewarding. But if you are not engaged in it and have started doing the bare minimum to get paid, you and your team/employer are not going to be happy. Don’t let negative quiet quitting behavior and an uncaring attitude keep you from finding a job that gives your life meaning and purpose.
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