How to Tell Someone Is About to Quit Their Job

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, a pair of researchers share 13 subtle signs, narrowed from a list of 116, which was itself culled from more than 900 “tells” gathered from interviews with hundreds of employees and managers. Those 13 signs are:

  1. Their work productivity has decreased more than usual
  2. They have acted less like a team player than usual
  3. They have been doing the minimum amount of work more frequently than usual
  4. They have been less interested in pleasing their manager than usual
  5. They have been less willing to commit to long-term timelines than usual
  6. They have exhibited a negative change in attitude
  7. They have exhibited less effort and work motivation than usual
  8. They have exhibited less focus on job-related matters than usual
  9. They have expressed dissatisfaction with their current job more frequently than usual
  10. They have expressed dissatisfaction with their supervisor more frequently than usual
  11. They have left early from work more frequently than usual
  12. They have lost enthusiasm for the mission of the organization
  13. They have shown less interest in working with customers than usual

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