Monday 22nd April 2024

    TradeBriefs Editorial

    From the Editor's Desk

    New research debunks the ‘unhappy worker’ narrative, but finds most still believe it

    As a sociologist who studies how people think and feel about work, I’ve been struck by the unflattering cultural narrative that has intensified around work in recent years.

    The so-called “Great Resignation” of 2021 and 2022 saw an increase in anti-work rhetoric and the onset of the “quiet quitting” trend — a variation on the “work to rule” concept where employees do no more than the bare minimum required by contract. Quitting was also described as being fun and contagious.

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