Quiet Quitting is trending. Have you noticed?
Curious to me since the outcry suggests that Gallup Engagement polls report disturbing numbers suggesting 60 % of workers are disengaged, often unwilling to do more than they are asked. And about 20 % are actively disengaged, doing as little as possible and some even working to undermine their companies.
While these numbers are disturbing THEY ARE THE SAME NUMBERS GALLUP HAS BEEN REPORTING FOR YEARS.
Seriously, look it up. For years I have been using the Gallup reports to justify hiring my firm to come in and work with your organizations because what I believe is "ENGAGEMENT is an EMOTIONAL issue". Companies using my EMOTION Roadmap to teach leaders how to create a culture that does engage "team members" improves Engagement.
Just for a moment, consider I wrote "team members". I did not write "employees". Words and language matter. If I work for you and you call me a team member, I feel like I belong. If you call me an employee I feel more like a replaceable part and thus, far less loyal.
Of course it isn't just what you call people, it is much more about how you treat them.
And while I don't feel like Engagement is different now, I do think something new is happening, i.e., we are "Loudly" not 'Quietly" Quitting. We are writing and talking much more about how people are feeling about their workplaces, and that is a good thing!
What do you think?