who are the “quiet quitters”, more and more numerous in France?

Barthélémy Philippe, edited by Gauthier Delomez

Born just after the Covid-19 in the United States, the trend of “quiet quitting” is developing more and more in the world, and especially in France. According to Ifop, 37% of active people practice it on a daily basis. This phenomenon is distinguished by the feeling of doing one’s job normally, but refusing to invest more than expected.

This trend is gaining more and more followers in France. “Quiet quitting” is a phenomenon born after Covid-19 on American social networks. It consists of doing the bare minimum in one’s work to preserve one’s sanity. “I don’t work overtime”, “I don’t answer emails or the phone after work”, “I avoid helping out colleagues, and I refuse any task that doesn’t correspond to my job description” … This is the credo of quiet quitters.

According to an Ifop survey, 37% of active French people practice silent weaning, enough to scare managers and business leaders.

As many executives as employees or workers

These followers have the feeling of doing their job normally, but they refuse to invest more than what is expected in their job description. Among these silent assets, there are as many executives as employees or workers. On the other hand, the 18-34 year olds are much more numerous than their elders. Nearly one in two is concerned by this phenomenon, which is therefore difficult for employers to manage.

Also according to the same survey, a small majority of employees say they are very involved in their job, while just over four in ten admit to doing just the right thing.


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