Gallup recently released its findings on “quiet quitters” and we’re here to tell you, it’s real. Gallup’s findings are based on a random sample of 15,091 full- and part-time U.S. employees aged 18 and over, surveyed in June of 2022. Gallup defines “quiet quitters” as employees who have chosen to stop going above and beyond in the workplace. The poll found:
- Half of US workers, 50%, are “quiet quitters”
- Engagement among workers dropped in March, with the number of actively disengaged workers rising to 18% while the number of engaged workers remained at 32%
- The ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is now at 1.8 to 1, the lowest in almost a decade
- Gen Z employees or younger millennials were found to be the most disengaged workers.
Solutions to Solve the Quiet Quitting Crisis
Gallup explains that “quiet quitters” are a sign of poor management. The organization suggests that companies address manager engagement with employees:
- Train managers on how to have conversations with employees about burnout and disengagement
- one meaningful conversation every week for 15-30 minutes
- Managers need to create accountability for individual performance, team collaboration and customer value — and employees must see how their work contributes to the organization’s larger purpose.
To read a full article on Gallup’s findings, click here.
Authors: Jim Harter, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist for Gallup’s workplace management practice. He recently coauthored Wellbeing at Work, a book that explores how to build resilient and thriving teams in organizations. He is also coauthor of the No. 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller It’s the Manager and New York Times bestsellers 12: The Elements of Great Managing and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements.
Sangeeta Agrawal, Ryan Pendell and Puneet Singh contributed to this article.
To read more about “quiet quitting,” read an article by The Hill.
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