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Worried About 'Quiet Quitters'? Avoid This Surefire Way to Disengage Your Workforce Stop sabotaging your workforce by being nice. Here's how.

By Elyssa Seidman Edited by Maria Bailey

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It happens — companies hire jerks. Maybe you've even hired someone who turned out to be a thorn in your team. Unfortunately, companies often keep and promote top performers, despite poor behavior. At least, that's how it's always been.

Working for toxic bosses, feeling unappreciated and missing out on life have given rise to the latest Gen Z workplace trend, "quiet quitting" — the idea of showing up and doing the bare minimum to maintain employment. This has been exacerbated by virtual work environments with minimal oversight. Employees are waking up to the idea that they don't need to produce their best at work to get paid.

Related: 'Dream Jobs Are DEAD': Quiet Quitting is the TikTok Trend Encouraging Employees to Take It Easy at Work

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