In a society that glorifies the hustle and praises long hours as a sign of dedication, it’s no wonder that many employees hesitate to use their well-deserved vacation days. Fear of falling behind, job insecurity, or a perceived need to always be accessible can lead to an unhealthy work-life balance. However, this culture of overworking is detrimental not only to individuals but also to organizations in the long term, as employee burnout and disengagement take their toll.
In the past three years, we have all become acquainted with a new parlance associated with the pandemic and its related outcomes. Phrases like abundance of caution, the great resignation, and quiet quitting are now ingrained in our minds and experiences. But when it comes to quiet quitting, the terminology that swept economic news stories in recent months, we are seeing some additional ripples impacting retail foot traffic.