Quiet firing and quiet quitting are 2022’s business buzz words. Quiet firing is when employers intentionally make one’s work environment unpleasant like withholding a promotion or praise, causing the employee to exit. Entrepreneur explains that it’s like wanting to break up without having the courage to do it.
Quiet quitting refers to complacency in the workplace or doing the bare minimum with no effort to please. It’s a “just enough” attitude.
Without strategic employee relations, a quiet firing environment often leads to a quiet quitting culture. Employers must communicate transparently with employees to help them learn, grow and improve.