MSMS Michigan Medicine November December 2022

8 michigan MEDICINE® | Nov / Dec 2022 DoWe Have “Quiet Quitters” in Our Practice? By Jodi Schafer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | HRM Services | Q:It seems like now that we have passed the worst of COVID, our staff is burnt out and unmotivated. It is hard to get anyone to go above and beyond anymore, and it seems like somany want to do the least amount of work possible. For example, it is hard for me to find coverage for shifts when staff are taking vacation or are off sick, to find staff to step up and take on new tasks, or to find volunteers to help organize fun events for our team. I’ve heard this term called “quiet quitting”and it makes me wonder if that is our problem. What advice do you have? ASK HUMAN RESOURCES The phrase “quiet quitting” is relatively new and refers to employees who are still fulfilling their job duties, but not doing anything beyond the minimal expected for their position.