Quiet Quitting – Causes and Opportunities

Thalmus Mahand, Cam Caldwell


According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, 50% of today's workforce have chosen to limit their commitment to their jobs. “Quiet Quitting” is the current term that defines ceasing to be fully committed to one's job and doing just enough to meet the requirements of one's job description. This paper outlines how the root cause of the decline of employee commitment lies with the failure of many managers and supervisors to honor their fundamental leadership responsibilities required to engage, empower, and inspire employees with whom they work. Finally, we outline practical steps that companies can use to reengage their employees and increase employee commitment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/bmr.v12n1p9


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