Are You Quiet Quitting in Your Business?

The world of work has experienced some pretty seismic changes in the past couple of years, leading up to three interrelated trends: the great resignation, the rise of solopreneurship, and quiet quitting.  Productivity and employee engagement are down, way down and companies of all sizes can’t fill open positions or get the best out of the employees they have now. 

I first heard about quiet quitting on TikTok, and it really made me think about my own work history, and the challenges being faced by the five different generations that currently make up the workforce. If you are not familiar with the term, quiet quitting refers to doing only what is necessary at work, something my generation called “coasting.”  

A quiet quitter is not necessarily on their way out the door, but they are maintaining firm boundaries around their work hours and effort in order to maintain a better work-life balance.  No after-hours checking of emails, no attending the company picnic, and no “going above and beyond” to gain favor from the higher-ups.  

What I find interesting in quiet quitting is the intention, not the behavior, because it can very easily be misconstrued.  So is quiet quitting passive-aggressive, a precursor or sign of burnout or an exit strategy, and what can we as solopreneurs learn from it? 

Highlights of this episode:

  • Changes in the work culture due to the pandemic
  • How different generations view and respond to work expectations 
  • Quiet quitting and hustle culture
  • Corporate culture, outliers, and superstars 
  • The what, when, and why of quiet quitting for solopreneurs

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Even if you aren’t a quiet quitter, you may have habits in your business that cost you income, profit, and success.  I created a quiz with 6 different behaviors I often see in female solopreneurs that hold them back. Here’s your invitation to take the quiz, and get specific feedback, guidance, and practical advice about your particular challenge and more importantly, steps you can take to fix it.   

Click on this link to take the quiz: What’s Holding You Back?   https://bit.ly/obstaclesquiz

 

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