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With people choosing to quietly quit, it's time to revamp your workplace culture

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Our work is fact, not myth. But the age of capitalism brings the facts of capitalism. The word “toxic” has been associated with work environments for a very long time. There are countless and sometimes conflicting definitions of toxic culture on the Internet, given in blog posts, opinion pieces, and academic contributions.

According to ClearForce CEO Tom Miller, the toxic workplace culture that has thrived for so long can be attributed to multiple factors. , employee harassment, lack of consideration for employees, poor work-life balance, unethical practices, low wages, etc.

Social media platforms are growing by the second, and the reach and influence of viral videos is an interesting phenomenon. Especially when “one” video is generating heated debates and waves of controversy around the world. In a Tiktok video posted by the username @zkchillin in July 2022, a user said, “You haven’t quit your job completely, but you’ve stopped thinking about doing more than that. You still have obligations.” but no longer subscribes to the hustle and bustle culture idea that work should be your life, the reality is it is not, your worth as a person is not defined by your labor There is none.

How many of you disagree with the above? I think people would ‘assume’ that the work they do must always be done with the highest level of passion, purpose and integrity, but the quiet of economic downturns, deteriorating job markets, lack of opportunities, lack of skills, etc. You don’t need to understand the unpopularity factor. Accessibility to resources and space, prevalent discrimination in the workplace, etc.
Worse for disadvantaged, vulnerable, and marginalized sections, it leads to our profound ignorance.

An article titled “More and more employees are satisfied with just getting paid and getting by rather than quitting.” Is it necessarily a problem? Published on his BBC in 2022, by Alex Christian, explains the many reasons why employees choose to work their way.

Mark Bolino, director of administration and international business at the University of Oklahoma, USA, said the phenomenon’s growing popularity since the pandemic is due to factors such as burnout, failed promotions, and discrepancies between contributions and contributions. It explains how multiple reasons lead to employee run-ins. Compensation, declining mental health, and increasing deadlines/projects lead to the “natural ups and downs of work.”

With the quiet (or not-so-quiet) no-smoking craze growing in and out of the digital space, Shantanu Deshpande, CEO of Bombay Shaving Company, is making headlines with an online post. Their careers require only his first four to five years to focus on work, sacrificing everything else. He points out very clearly that you should adore your job and that work-life balance should be an afterthought.

Deshpande soon joined Harsimarbir Singh, co-founder of Pristyn Care, to share a checklist of “eligibility criteria” for hiring the right people. Singh has defended a LinkedIn post shared by Shantanu Deshpande in the past, adding that “successful” people have a list of common factors.

This further reinforces the idea of ​​what a toxic workplace is, where the concept of a healthy work culture with work-life balance is laughed at among many other criteria.

If you care about the well-being of your employees, it’s time to remake and dismantle your so-called “work culture.” Burnt-out, unhappy and unhealthy employees are quietly ‘retiring’ today, and the number of employees being ‘retired’ due to unpopularity continues to grow, before acknowledging the level of quietness of retirement. We recommend that you consider the underlying reasons why ‘ be quiet. Employers, are you listening?

(The author is an assistant professor of psychology at FLAME University)