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        Quiet Quitting?

        Quiet quitting is the term used when someone works only to the limits of their job description and no more. In other words the bare minimum.  And it's such a waste!

        Nearly 3 in 5 'Quiet Quitters' say that they have been participating in the trend even before they learned about the term. (LendingTree)

        Although many are part of this phenomena, 61% agree with the statement that 'People should always try to go above and beyond at work'. (YouGov).

        Pay is often the most frequently used motivator at work but studies show that it’s only the prospect of receiving money in the near future that is a strong enough motivator to change someone’s behaviour. Once the money is in your pocket its power to motivate ends very quickly - some studies say it’s as soon as within a week. Long-term motivation is not something that can be solved with a quick fix. It requires people to be happy, feel like they are making a difference and taking active action to reframe the way they see work.


        event_bg_imageWhat Can I Do to Increase My MOTIVATION AND MY Team’s Motivation?

        If you are concerned that there might be some “Quiet Quitters” going on ask yourself these questions:

        • Am I taking accountability for my energy or letting others drain it?
        • Am I close enough to what motivates me and those around me?
        • Am I helping to create a working environment that encourages us all to be ourselves?
        • Do I regularly check in with myself, challenge myself and notice the difference that I am making?
        • Am I drifting through my days or embracing them actively, sharp and alert?
        • Do I see work as a compromise, a chore, an encroachment on my life? 
        • What would excite me to be more 'me' here and see work as a purposeful endeavour?

        If you believe your team is not performing to the levels you expect them to, have the conversation.  If you are under performing have a conversation with yourself.  Use the questions to help you to reflect on inner conversations, dreams and values.  Then go and be you.