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How Employers Can Head Off 'Quiet Quitting'


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The study examines what gives employees a sense of purpose and drive.

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Companies can address "quiet quitting" among employees by ensuring employees spend time with other people who identify with the company, according to a study from North Carolina State University. The findings can inform everything from office layouts to assigning mentors to new employees.

"Our study offers insights into what gives employees that sense of purpose and drive that can benefit their employers," says co-author Erin Powell, an associate professor of entrepreneurship in NC State's Poole College of Management.

"This finding has practical applications, since employers have myriad ways of influencing how employees interact with each other," such as deciding the location of a worker's desk or office, or assigning a mentor, Powell says.

The study is published in the journal Human Resource Management.

From North Carolina State University
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