In the last six months, we have started to hear the term Quiet Quitting and how employees don't have an ownership mentality but an "I'll do the minimum" mentality.
The newest trend in corporate leadership circles is the discussion around Quiet Firing.
Brandi Fowler of Get Ahead by LinkedIn News says, "Many of us have heard of quiet quitting, but quiet firing is trending too. If your manager’s attitude toward you has shifted and you feel your work is criticized more than usual, you might be experiencing it."
There has been a long-standing gap between the idea of having a great boss in the workplace, yet it is possible. Just over half of workers leave their employment because of their boss. New statistics from DDI, a leadership consulting firm, show that 57% of employees who walk out the door do so because they can't stand their boss. That includes 14% of employees who say they've left multiple jobs because of their boss.
Quiet Firing is intentionally treating workers poorly, so they leave their jobs.
Some things leaders can do to ensure their management team isn't intentionally or unintentionally doing Quiet Firing are:
Communicate the company mission, vision, and values.
Ensure employees know they can talk to Human Resources or Senior Management
Bring this up in Management meetings so peers can help keep other Managers accountable.
In an article called "What to Do If You Think Your Boss is Trying to 'Quietly Fire' You," Solcyre Burga says, "Employees can do these things":
Speak to your manager directly (if you do this, I recommend a resource on Nonviolent Communication to master those skills)
Look for others to help advocate for you
Do your homework on the company policies (employee handbook, etc.)
Start or join an employee resource group
Remember, the world has changed, and new behaviors, mindsets, and attitudes come with it. Managers are human, and perhaps they need someone to help them. Here is an article about it: Quiet Firing is happening to you and what to watch for.
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