568 - 3 Ways to Promote Quiet Quitting

Posted October 12, 2022 by Mark Perna

Episode: 568

Episode Title: 3 Ways to Promote Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting is more than just a nice phrase. It’s a culture that leaders should actively promote. Here are three ways to do it, next on The Perna Syndicate.


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This is The Perna Syndicate—welcome! At my company, every single person is a quiet quitter. And this is not something I tolerate, but rather something I actively promote. There are three big ways I do this: 


Number 1, my team doesn’t have to ask permission for time away. Whether it’s a family commitment, a doctor’s appointment, vacation, or even a mental health day—they don’t have to ask for permission. Just do it. Take care of life. 


Number 2, we use email effectively. A lot of people hate email because sending one is basically getting in line for the other person’s attention. But that’s the beauty of email: you get in line. I will happily get in line for my employees’ time and attention because I know that they’re working on important things and they will respond in the right priority.


Number 3, we make sure everyone has the resources they need. If someone finds themselves overwhelmed with the amount of work on their plate, there’s a solution for that. It’s called bringing in more resources to support that person—not expecting them to pick up all that slack. We talk frankly about it and come up with a plan together. 


This type of culture, where quiet quitting is encouraged and supported, is one reason why my team loves working here. The bottom line is that the people that I hire are adults. And that’s how I treat them. 


Tomorrow, the only reason that our culture of quiet quitting is possible is because we’ve got the right people, in the right roles, for the right reasons. I’ll share how we accomplished that on the next episode of The Perna Syndicate. See you then!

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