How to prevent quiet quitting

Are you aware of the phrase quiet quitting?

I used to be a disengaged, unmotivated, miserable team member. Honestly, I practiced
quiet quitting back in 2002 – in an admin job which diminished my soul faster than ice
melting in hot water. I became unmotivated and fed up. I only did the bare minimum and then
quit properly. Why did I feel this way? Because I was left on my own and did not feel part of
a team. There was a thimbleful of encouragement and happy vibes in the marketing team I
worked with. My boss used to disappear for hours on end with no communication as to
where he was (even though his diary was empty). I was totally fed up, did the minimum
amount of work, and eventually left the role.

Loneliness in the workplace, workload inevitably increasing constantly, stress which is
unrelenting, and seemingly no progression or interesting projects, can encourage quiet
quitting to take place.

It didn’t need be that way.
Happy employees fully suited to their role with supportive team members.

Here are 5 ways to help prevent quiet quitting

1.  Promote a healthy work-life balance
Encouraging finishing work on time, ask about home life – for example young children,
bereavements, carers – taking time off or working from home/office, flexi-time to cope with
home commitments too, means your company will retain staff and their motivation

What helps with employees’ health? Wellbeing events and team wellness days are essential
to keep employees healthy and stress levels low (therefore boosting their immune system).
Think about these suggestions too:
Unique wellbeing employee perks?

A half day on a Friday once a month would work?
Showing that your company cares about more than work, which comes in line with many
employees’ personal values.

2.  Motivate teams with treats and provide team bonding experiences
For example, this could be a day trip to zipwire in the country, a Laughter Yoga experience,
dancing, or healthy cookery lessons, taking teams away from the work environment to enjoy
a new activity, providing the social glue and fun to create positive, motivated teams – who
will be more productive too.  This could also include meaningful activities in communities –
helping charities or going into retirement homes to help as a team.

3.  Frequent and honest communication
Encouraging frequent and honest communication – it’s time to talk to voice how you feel.  Of
course, the skill of emotional intelligence comes into play here – to understand your own
emotions and those of others, with the use of empathy and social skills is equally important.

4.  Provide professional development
Learning and development skills to keep employees feeling fulfilled and motivated.  Keeping
brains energised with new knowledge adds excitement for employees to know their careers
are being acknowledged and are progressing for growth in the company.

5.  A happy work environment
Treat employees well – encouraging all team members to talk with kindness, compassion,
and encouragement.
Showing appreciation goes a long way to making employees feel valued.  A pat on the back
and well done shows recognition and appreciation.
We all love to feel valued, don’t we?

More examples:
Bright colours – a comfortable area to lounge and chat.
Clean, spacious and modern facilities with plenty of natural light.
Refreshments being provided.
Fun interesting activities – weekly Laughter Yoga classes, relaxing massages, themed fun
Volunteering days in the community.

Showing your company cares in different ways makes a positive difference to employees.
An uplifting, supportive work environment is what every employee wants right now.  How
are you going to make that difference?

To bring happiness to teams and employees contact
to learn about team building activity workshops and half or full days for a positive boost
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To bring happiness to teams and employees contact

to learn about team building activity workshops and half or full days for a positive boost

Or submit an enquiry form here