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Quiet Quitting in the Accounting & Fintech World

Rob Brown and Lucy Cohen discuss the popularity of quiet quitting and the impact of the great resignation in accounting firms and fintech companies.

It’s the “Insights in Accounting” show, every Tuesday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

In today’s episode XX, “Quiet Quitting in the Accounting & Fintech World” with special guest Lucy Cohen, founder of innovative UK accounting firm Mazuma.

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Key takeaways from this episode include:

☛ exactly what ‘quiet quitting’ is and how it has manifested in the accounting and fintech world

☛ how quiet quitting vz the hustle culture polarizes accounting and fintech at employee and employer level

☛ the role that perceived stress plays in whether some people feel entitled to quiet quit

☛ what makes some jobs and roles harder to quiet quit than others, and how passion in a job is an antidote to quiet quitting

☛ tips for leaders to elicit ‘discretionary effort’ from their people with a clear psychological contract and strong culture

☛ how quiet quitting has accelerated in the current job market with a chronic shortage of talent and ‘great resignations’

☛ Quiet quitters make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce – the percentage is particularly high among workers under age 35 (Gallup)

☛ how ‘checking out’ or quiet quitting has become a badge of honor’ in some jobs and professions

☛ the upcoming launch of ProNation as a ground-breaking community for accounting professionals


This is what’s really behind ‘quiet quitting’ (and what leaders can do about it)

What Is Quiet Quitting—and Is It a Real Trend?


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