About Anthony Klotz
Anthony C. Klotz is an Associate Professor of Management in the Organisations and Innovation Group at UCL School of Management. Stemming from his research on resignations, Anthony predicted a major pandemic-related labor shift and coined it the "Great Resignation" in May of 2021. In addition to being published in top management journals, he has also written for the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal.
We also have much talk of 'quiet quitting', employees essentially sitting back in their jobs and working to contract or less. In some ways this is more insidious that actually resigning: the employees are still there on the payroll but their contribution is significantly reduced. The Chinese have a great phrase for it: 'touching fish'.
One other thing that's driving me crazy - does anyone have an actual citation for Anthony's original creation of the 'Great Resignation' idea? I believe it dates from May 2021 but I cannot nail this down to one publication item. Help please anyone? Thank You in anticipation!
I agree with your insights about quiet quitting.
It's behind a paywall, but here's the original mention: