(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) A new Gallup poll shows nearly 50% of Americans — and probably more — are "quiet quitting" while on the job.
Quiet quitting is continuing to work but doing the bare minimum in order avoid burnout and keep collecting a paycheck.In addition, Gallup said in the second quarter of 2022, the number of engaged workers remained at 32% but the number of disengaged workers increased to 18%, making the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees at 1.8 to 1, the lowest in almost a decade.Researchers added the drop in engagement began in the second half of 2021 citing "clarity of expectations, opportunities to learn and grow, feeling cared about, and a connection to the organization's mission or purpose" as contributing factors to the friction between employees and their bosses. RELATED: 'Quiet quitting' is nothing newLeah Gorham spoke with FOX Television Stations about pivoting to a new career.Notably, Gallup found that the drop in engagement and employer satisfaction was among the remote Gen Z population and younger millennials who are 35 years old and younger.
The number has gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key takeaways from the poll found:Gallup does offer tips for companies to resolve the quiet quitting crisis.