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You Need to Be More Worried About “Loud Quitting” than “Quiet Quitting”

Published Fri Jul 07 2023

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Not too long ago, employers were concerned about the trend of “quiet quitting.” Now, they should be more worried about “loud quitting.” The term refers to employees who publicly and dramatically resign from their jobs, often through social media posts or public announcements. This trend has gained traction due to the rise of remote work and the ease of sharing experiences online. Here's why it's such a problem: It can damage an employer's reputation, especially if the reasons for leaving are related to toxic work environments, discrimination, or poor leadership. Social media amplifies these experiences and can create a negative perception of the company among potential hires and customers. Loud quitting can also have a demoralizing effect on remaining employees. Seeing a colleague publicly leave and openly criticize the company can erode trust and loyalty within the workforce. It can also create a sense of uncertainty and instability, leading to decreased productivity and increased turnover. The rise of loud quitting is a result of several factors, including increased job opportunities in a competitive labor market, the desire for better work-life balance, and a growing emphasis on employee well-being. Social media platforms provide a stage for individuals to express their frustrations and share their experiences, leading to more public resignations. To address this issue, companies must focus on improving their work environments, fostering open communication, and addressing employee concerns proactively. Leaders must understand the importance of a positive culture, offer competitive benefits and growth opportunities, and provide channels for employees to express their feedback and concerns.

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