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Lauren's Column: Quiet quitting: A reckless term for “disengaged”

DEI + Culture / 11.9.22 / By Lauren Dixon

In Lauren’s latest Rochester Business Journal column, “Quiet quitting: A reckless term for “disengaged,” she discusses the new workplace term and the negative effects quiet quitters can have on other employees, themselves and the company. She shares some tips on how to focus on those at risk of becoming true quiet quitters, because in the same way quiet quitting is nothing new, the ways to mitigate it are timeless best practices.

Here are a few key takeaways from this month’s column:

  • Support your managers with investments in training and give them the time and resources to lead their teams with empathy.
  • Find opportunities to energize people—like a stretch assignment, mentoring, reskilling or offering internal mobility.
  • Reinforce your company’s best practices to listen to how your employees are feeling and foster connections— because friendship, sense of belonging and feeling part of a shared purpose are key ingredients for engagement.

“If you want people to care about their work, care about your people. If you want invested, engaged employees, invest and engage in your employees. If you want team members to give more, give more to your team members.”

For the full column, click HERE.

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Lauren Dixon

A culture champion, talent mentor and community advocate, Lauren is the heart and soul of DS+CO. She founded our agency in 1987 and built it into a team of go-getters 100 strong. But she’s most proud of the culture she’s cultivated—one that fosters creativity, collaboration and compassion. With Lauren’s unwavering dedication to putting people first, DS+CO has been recognized by Great Place to Work as the #1 marketing firm to work for in the country. Not once, but twice. And has made the list of the Best Small Companies to Work For 15 years running. Lauren’s contributions to her community are countless. She’s a Rochester Small Business Person of the Year, member of the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, ATHENA Award and Gaudette Community Award recipient, and was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for community leadership. She has served on the boards of United Way of Greater Rochester, Monroe Community College Foundation, United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Thompson Health Foundation, Greater Rochester Enterprise, CMAC and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.