If you’re worried that your employees are “quiet quitting” as a result of burnout and stress, you should be. A staggering number of employees are experiencing stress, causing them to lose interest and focus at work or even quit. It’s never been more critical for employers to create a culture of communication with their employees to prevent burnout and staff turnover.
What Is “Quiet Quitting”?
“Quiet Quitting” is a term that was born on social media. On the TikTok platform, thousands of content creators posted videos saying that they were “quiet quitting” their jobs because they felt like their employers didn’t care about the stress they were experiencing, didn’t value their contributions, and had unrealistic expectations. They coined the term “quiet quitting” to mean doing only the bare minimum at work.
When employees are no longer engaged and excited to contribute to their teams or participate in the corporate culture at their jobs, it can end up costing employers a lot of money in wasted time, work left unfinished, and employee turnover. Employers should actively create a culture of communication and engagement with employees to prevent “quiet quitting” among their staff.
How To Create A Culture Of Communication
Employers can engage employees in many ways without coming across as condescending or out of touch. Skip the pizza parties and other incentives that might have worked in the past. Today’s workers want to feel like their contributions matter, and they want to feel supported when they face stress on every front. The best way to create a communication culture is to start at the managerial level. Managers need to:
- Identify a change that needs to be made.
- Align the change to the company’s organizational goals.
- Communicate that change and alignment to employees.
- Identify a consistent method of communication.
- Use that method to communicate the change multiple times.
- Get feedback from employees.
Clear communication and a chain of command for feedback and questions will help employees feel valued and heard.
The Benefits Of A Team-Building Retreat
Holding an off-site retreat for employees is a fantastic way to relieve stress and reinforce the message that you understand their concerns. Giving employees a restful retreat where you can focus on communication, team building, and engagement with the company culture communicates your company’s commitment to addressing the concerns of your employees. Spending time in a relaxing environment will allow employees to recharge their energy and help fight burnout.
The Perfect Retreat Space For Any Company
If you are looking for the perfect retreat space for a company meeting or retreat, Essex Woods is a beautiful retreat center with plenty of amenities and activities to boost culture and trust in your company. For more information on how a retreat with us can improve your company culture, give us a call today or fill out our online contact form!