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Jun 13, 2024, 10:20am EDT
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Japan leads the world in ‘quiet quitting’

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Workers’ stress levels fell globally in 2023 for the first time since the pandemic began, but more than 60% of them don’t feel engaged at work.

The resulting lack of productivity cost the global economy $8.9 trillion, according to a new Gallup report.

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Japan was among the countries with the least engaged workers, with 94% considered to be either “quiet quitting” or actively hostile toward their employers. The findings counter the country’s “hardworking image,” The Japan Times wrote, and highlight a generational shift as more workers seek out nontraditional careers with greater flexibility.

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Some dissatisfied workers are even outsourcing the act of resigning to companies that help them quit their jobs with less pressure.

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