Updated: Oct 27, 2022
Have you ever had that feeling that someone on your team is "quiet quitting"? They might not be saying anything, but their body language and lack of engagement say it all. If you're seeing signs that your accounting team is quietly quitting, here are four things you can do to try and turn it around.
1. Talk to your team members individually
If you think someone on your accounting and finance team might be quietly quitting, the first step is to talk to them directly. This can be a difficult conversation, but it's important to try and get to the bottom of what's going on. Ask them how they're feeling about their work, why they seem disengaged, and see if there's anything you can do to help.
2. Encourage open communication
One of the best things you can do to prevent quiet quitting is to encourage open communication within your accounting and finance team. Make sure your team members feel comfortable coming to you with any concerns or problems they're having. This way, you can address issues before they lead to someone feeling like they need to quit.
3. Promote a healthy work-life balance
Often times accounting and finance teams can have terrible work-life balance. Accounting and finance teams are often understaffed and stacked deadlines, which often means long hours in the office. If you think this might be part of the problem, try to promote a healthier work-life balance for your team. This could mean offering flex time, encouraging people to take their vacation days, or providing other perks and benefits that help with work-life balance. Your accounting and finance team could use additional capacity consider using outsource accounting and staffing firms to relieve your in-house team from burn-out.
4. Recognize and reward good work
Finally, one of the best things you can do to prevent quiet quitting is to recognize and reward good work. Make sure your team members feel appreciated for their hard work, and let them know when they're doing a great job. This can go a long way in preventing someone from feeling like they need to quit.
The good news is that there are things you can do to help. First, talk to your team members individually and encourage open communication. Promote a healthy work-life balance and recognize and reward good work. Finally, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. GFT has the experience and resources to provide additional capacity to accounting and finance teams to prevent “quiet quitting.”