Today, I’ll continue with my Mad Max series. In a few weeks, I’ll be interviewing a consultant on the topic of quiet quitting — doing what the job entails and not a bit more. Yes, there’s a lot more to it, but we’ll talk about that later.
Let’s get to Mad Max and see what he has to say about it.
3 Ways Mad Max Would Address Quiet Quitting in the Workplace
In George Miller’s post-apocalyptic classic Mad Max, the hero must restore order to a society that has descended into chaos.
In many ways, the film can be seen as a metaphor for the modern workplace. Like the lawless wasteland of Australia, the workplace can be a tough and unforgiving environment.
And while quitting might seem like the best way to escape all the madness, it’s not always the best solution. Here are three ways Mad Max would address quiet quitting in the workplace:
1. He would have a heart-to-heart talk with his employees.
In Mad Max, Max is constantly having to talk to his subordinates about the importance of following orders and staying focused on the task at hand.
In a similar way, managers need to have regular discussions with their employees about the importance of commitment and loyalty. By taking the time to listen to their concerns and addressing their needs, managers can help reduce the urge to quit.
2. He would create a sense of community in the workplace.
In Mad Max, one of the main reasons why people continue fighting is because they feel a sense of connection to their community. In a similar way, managers can foster a sense of community in the workplace by creating opportunities for employees to interact and bond with each other.
Whether it’s through team-building exercises or social activities, fostering a sense of community can help prevent employees from feeling isolated and stressed – two key factors that can lead to quitting.
3. He would make sure his employees feel appreciated.
Throughout Mad Max, there are many moments where Max shows his appreciation for his subordinates – especially when they follow his orders without question or when they go above and beyond the call of duty.
In a similar way, managers should make sure to show their appreciation for their employees’ hard work and dedication. Whether it’s through verbal praise or material rewards, making sure employees feel appreciated can go a long way in preventing them from quitting.