Jaclyn Margolis Insight on Work Burnout Featured in Psychology Today and Business Insider
In recent weeks, “Quiet Qutting” — the phenomenon of doing the bare minimum in the workplace — has swept social media and major news outlets. Pepperdine Graziadio Business School faculty member Jaclyn Margolis gave her expert insight on this trend by authoring an article in Psychology Today and was featured in an article on the subject in Insider.
In Psychology Today, Margolis gave advice on how to reduce workplace burnout by helping others. In the article, Margolis stressed that being kind, advocating for others, and giving genuine compliments benefit the receiver and giver: “Small actions such as texting someone who is struggling or buying them a coffee can make a big difference for them and you.”
In Insider, Margolis was quoted in an advice column penned by Rebecca Knight. Margolis explained that while having a strong work ethic is admirable, giving it your all, all the time, could have unintended consequences down the road. "The narrative about work is changing, and for a lot of people, that can be scary," Margolis said. "All those pearls of wisdom about what it takes to succeed — keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone, and come in early and leave late — might have worked in the past but might not be the case for the future…There's an increasing realization that overwork is not healthy or productive."