For the learning and engagement platform Kahoot! we conducted a survey from August 18 to September 12, 2022. The 1635 respondents were U.S. workers employed in firms with 250+ employees who gave us a better understanding of the challenges they have been encountering in the workplace, and in particular shining a light on the growing trend of quiet constraint. This term is attributed to the fact that more than half (58%) of workers hold valuable knowledge that could benefit/help their co-workers that they haven’t yet shared. The reasons for this withheld information vary in both their sources and reasons, with, 26% of respondents saying they were never asked and 23% saying their employer doesn’t provide them a channel or means to do so. In addition, 26% said they feel like their talent and self-expression is stifled at work. While quiet quitting has become a very talked about occurrence, employers should be watching out for quiet constraint in the workplace.

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Author Notes:

Jeffrey Henning

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Jeffrey Henning, IPC is a professionally certified researcher and has personally conducted over 1,400 survey research projects. Jeffrey is a member of the Insights Association and the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers. In 2012, he was the inaugural winner of the MRA’s Impact award, which “recognizes an industry professional, team or organization that has demonstrated tremendous vision, leadership, and innovation, within the past year, that has led to advances in the marketing research profession.” In 2022, the Insights Association named him an IPC Laureate. Before founding Researchscape in 2012, Jeffrey co-founded Perseus Development Corporation in 1993, which introduced the first web-survey software, and Vovici in 2006, which pioneered the enterprise-feedback management category. A 35-year veteran of the research industry, he began his career as an industry analyst for an Inc. 500 research firm.