Culture | 7 signs you're stuck in a toxic workplace

7 signs you're stuck in a toxic workplace

Having a disagreement over the business’s direction and voicing your concerns to a colleague is inevitable at work. And in many ways, for business decisions to be made effectively, clashing perspectives are important to ensure that the best proposition is reached.

While this may be necessary occasionally, if this kind of behaviour is observed on a regular basis, it may indicate that a toxic workplace is present. And this toxic environment can often be puppeteered by those in more senior positions.

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Comments (2)

  • Lisa
    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:58am BST
    Toxic workplace culture caused my mental health breakdown due to bullying and stress in the workplace. I now work with business leaders to help them improve their workplace culture which reduces sickness absence and turnover costs. A healthy and engaged workplace culture will result in a productive workforce - an unhealthy workplace culture will result in poor productivity and sometimes the demise of an organisation as I have seen from my own experience.
  • Brenda
    Tue, 9 Apr 2019 3:39am BST
    Very much of tht happens. And is a tragic when management/owners do this action because ‘they can’ attitude. I am having to teach the need in understanding appraisals and probation reviews. One works on aligning with the company business plan to grow and the probation is to ensure the right person in place. But of course ‘everyone loves doing any form of ‘appraisals’ on colleagues’ as it makes them important. So do any readers think they know which one goes first and why ?