The phrase ‘quiet quitting’ became popular after a TikTok video describing it went viral. However, workforce studies on the changing world of work support the rise of quiet quitting and suggest it’s more than a social media hashtag.
The term implies a norm where people feel they do more work than they’re paid for and are taking a stand by dialing back productivity as a form of protest, carrying out only what they are contracted to complete. In reality, it’s a little more complex than that. It’s when an employee