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4 Causes And Solutions For Loud Quitting Last year, one of the most popular keywords in the workplace was quiet resignation; however, this year, loud quitting appears to have taken its place. The term "loud quitting" describes the practice of workers announcing their resignation on social media or airing their grievances about their positions there.

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Last year, one of the most popular keywords in the workplace was quiet resignation; however, this year, loud quitting appears to have taken its place. The term "loud quitting" describes the practice of workers announcing their resignation on social media or airing their grievances about their positions there. These workers frequently discuss leaving their jobs on TikTok or Instagram Live in an attempt to get viral. HR experts have cautioned about the rise of abrupt resignations, nevertheless.

What is Loud Quitting?

Although this is not a new practice, the term "loud quitting" has only lately been more well-known. According to Gallup's 2023 State of the Global Workplace Report, nearly one in five workers take their jobs out loud.

Quitting loudly in the workplace is about making a big exit and a statement. Rather than simply disengaging or quietly resigning, workers cause conflict or actively call out working conditions. This involves making strong statements, having heated arguments, or pulling off dramatic actions, all to send a powerful message about why the worker is leaving. Employees may also turn to social media or other public-facing outlets.

Causes of Loud Quitting:

1. Unaddressed grievances

When employees believe that their concerns, like experiencing unfair treatment, lack of recognition, or unresolved conflicts, are routinely overlooked or discarded by management, they may resort to noisy resigning in order to demand attention and bring these issues to light.

2. Toxic work environment

A toxic work environment marked by harassment, bullying, or a culture of fear and animosity can test individuals to their limits.Ganesh S, Global CHRO, Emeritus (Emeritus is a Global edtech unicorn). "Employees leave businesses with unsolved issues for a variety of reasons, many of which are interconnected and have a significant impact on their job satisfaction and general well-being. The majority of these are related to how the team member is treated by his/her/their manager. While exiting employees typically cite non-competitive compensation, a lack of growth opportunities, and a lack of appreciation/recognition as external reasons, team manager traits such as a toxic work environment, a lack of communication/transparency, and job insecurity emerge as the true reasons for these exits." When the situation gets uncomfortable and management fails to address or remedy the toxicity, employees may choose to quit loudly in order to vent their frustration and seek a solution.

3. Lack of opportunities for growth

Employees who feel stuck in their roles, with few chances for progress or skill development, may choose to quit abruptly in order to escape a perceived dead-end scenario.Abhijeet Bose, Head of Human Capital Management, YES Securities India Limited. "Employees have various goals and are at different stages in their careers. However, most leaders left the firm because of a lack of a growth strategy and an inability to envision the future, which remained unresolved. These team members may use their departure to highlight a lack of growth opportunities and advocate for change within the organization.

4. Ethical concerns

Employees who see or are asked to partake in unethical workplace behaviors may be more likely to leave abruptly. When individuals' principles are compromised or they are confronted with events that contradict their ethical standards, they may choose to make a dramatic exit to demonstrate their dedication to integrity and morality.

Solutions to avoid Loud Quitting

1. Remain calm and composed

Managers must retain their composure and approach the problem calmly. Reacting impulsively or emotionally might exacerbate tensions and impede successful resolution. Ravi Kaushik, Founder, AiRTH shared, "We conduct weekly one-on-one meetings and monthly feedback sessions to gather insights on employee's progress and well-being. It help address challenges of our employees and also keep them informed of key business updates."

2. Conduct exit interviews

Leaders might use this occasion to conduct in-depth exit interviews with departing employees to better understand their grievances, problems, and reasons for quitting. Managers should actively listen to employee criticism without becoming defensive and taking it personally. Exit interviews can provide valuable insights into identifying and addressing underlying issues within a business. Then, take proactive actions to eliminate toxic work conditions, strengthen leadership techniques, build a fair and respectful culture, and encourage employee well-being.

3. Communicate with remaining employees

It is critical to publicly discuss with the remaining employees about the noisy quitting occurrence. Address their worries, offer reassurance, and underline the organization's dedication to problem solving and building a healthy work environment. Habeeb Khan, Head of People and Culture at WiseX, stated, "Maintaining clear channels of communication with employees has always been vitally important, regardless of the current trend of Loud Quitting. Employees should be given the opportunity to express their concerns, provide feedback, and discuss issues constructively. Regular communication and feedback mechanisms can be done through concentrated group discussions, the formation of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups), the use of tools such as Slack, and the creation of an approachable culture."

4. Learn from the incident

You can view loud quitting situations as learning opportunities. Reflect on the input received, examine existing policies and practices, and consider making changes to prevent similar issues from recurring in the future. Pay close attention to employee engagement and take proactive steps to address any problems or unhappiness with surviving employees. You can take steps to improve job happiness, promote career advancement, and foster a positive and supportive work environment. Tabir Rakhshinda Hussein, Head of People Excellence, Leegality said, "We use the CSS format which is Continue-Start-Stop, for sharing and receiving feedback and 'Feedforward'. It's important to balance constructive criticism and positive feed-forward to boost overall receptiveness."


While loud resigning allows individuals to express their frustrations and seek redress, it can also have long-term consequences for the workplace. Employers and organizations should tackle cases of loud resignation by focusing on identifying the root causes and encouraging open communication.

Prioritizing employee engagement, giving growth opportunities, and embracing constructive feedback can all help to create a better and more productive workplace for everyone. Finally, by acknowledging the importance of loud quitting and taking appropriate action, employers can endeavor to create a workplace that promotes great employee experiences and long-term retention.

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