While leaders are brainstorming on different ways to tackle the ongoing crisis in the world of work, employees are coming up with various kinds of quitting trends. First, we heard Quiet Quitting, which quickly gained momentum. Then came Rage Applying, a term still trending on social media. And now we have a new career trend - Loud Quitting.
What is loud quitting?
Quiet quitting refers to doing the minimum requirements of one's job. Whereas rage applying is applying for multiple jobs if the employee is mad or dissatisfied with what they are doing. Loud Quitting isn’t very different from these trends, but an extension. It is about making noise to negotiate what you want.
For instance, if an employee is not satisfied with their work environment, compensation, or even the manager, instead of keeping that feeling to him/herself, that worker makes it clear to the employer that you’re looking elsewhere.
Hence, loud quitting can be seen as a negotiation tool, which could open up the possibilities of promotion, pay raises, or even change in the work environment. But, of course, it needs to be executed extremely carefully.
During a conversation with Metro UK, Doug Baird, CEO of New Street Consulting Group said, “Like most workplace trends, loud quitting isn’t something that’s happened simultaneously at a moment in time – rather it’s a culmination of big forces and specific factors built over weeks, months and years.”
- To do it the right way,
- Don’t take drastic steps
- Be specific and clear in your approach
- Be loud but remember to not make negative noise
- Show your options
- Accept that it won’t always work
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