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What is 'Quiet Quitting,' and How it May Be a Misnomer for Setting Boundaries at Work

Posted September 16, 2022 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WORK CULTURE, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, WELLNESS


'Quiet quitting' is a term that has been circling the market for a little while and originally got it's start on the social platform TikTok, but what is it and is 'quiet quitting' really the right term? In short, 'quiet quitting' is the idea that workers are completing their tasks and on time, but they are 'quitting' going above and beyond, and declining to do tasks that they aren't being compensated for. Work-life balance is at it's core and is a part of the larger idea of how work fits into our lives, not how our lives fit into work. So maybe the term 'quiet quitting' isn't the most accurate. Some have suggested 'working at work,' 'work-life integration,' and 'morale-adjusted productivity.' Regardless of it's title, how can organizations combat it? Work-life balance, appropriate compensation and company culture alignment may be the answer they are looking for. 

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