About Katherine

Dr. Katherine Sanders is an organization development expert and owner of Sanders Consulting. Dr. Sanders has designed and taught the physician leadership program for the Wisconsin State Medical Society, as well as worked with SSM Health and Agnesian Healthcare. In addition to her role as a consultant, Dr. Sanders teaches job design and research methods as an adjunct assistant professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Previously she founded and led faculty development programs and served as an assistant dean at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.





According to a Gallup poll, more than half of U.S. workers are “quiet quitters,” meaning that they are no longer going above and beyond their workplace duties. It’s part of a larger trend in which employees are resetting their own expectations of what they want out of a job. This has been heightened during COVID-19, and as many employees begin to return to the office, it is becoming more common. Employees are indicating that they are overworked, are beyond capacity, lack motivation and don’t feel comfortable establishing boundaries with bosses. Similarly, “quiet firing” is also emerging. Supervisors avoid giving negative feedback and/or act in ways to try to get employees to quit without being fired. In a labor shortage, after two years of a pandemic and a stressed workforce, these dynamics only make work more difficult.

In this session, Dr. Katherine Sanders will explain the phenomenon of quiet quitting and quiet firing, and how organizations must adapt.



  • Learn how to detect quiet quitting among employees/quiet firing among leaders
  • Identify risk factors for quiet quitting and quiet firing
  • Improve workplace systems to reduce the likelihood of both quiet quitting and quiet firing


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Seminars are included with your ticket to the Expo floor. Expo admission is $10 per person.

What Quiet Quitting Tells Us About How We Work
Seminar Stage - Exhibit Hall
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
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