While a person or a firm may be able to provide you with a respectable and consistent wage, that should not be the main reason you choose to work with them. Because of toxic work settings, your pursuit of a living should not come at the expense of your well-being.
A toxic workplace, according to Nancy Rothbard, a University of Pennsylvania management professor, is one in which those at the bottom are subjected to corrosive pressures that exhaust them and make them want to leave. A toxic workplace is similar to a toxic personal relationship in many ways.
Ways on how to identify a Toxic Workplace
According to a study by Skynova, almost 40% of employees surveyed found that poor or poor communication was the biggest driver of a dangerous workplace.
Employees receiving conflicting messages, a lack of clarity on projects, numerous after-hours communications, passive-aggressive communication, your hard work not receiving positive feedback, no appreciation, and employees not being listened to are all signs of poor communication. Employees who are not properly communicated with at work tend to feel left out, which leads to a lack of trust, making teamwork nearly difficult. When there is a lack of communication, the gaps are frequently filled with assumptions, disinformation, or even gossip, resulting in a highly toxic workplace.
The importance of results over employees
To be sustainable and continue to operate, businesses must accomplish particular criteria and generate revenues. As important as these variables are in ensuring a company’s long-term viability, they should not take precedence over its employees’ well-being. For example, a workplace where employees are overworked, expected to work longer hours, denied leave, and forced to work on weekends to help a company accomplish its goals is a toxic atmosphere that leads to employee burnout, stress, and resentment.
Bullying is commonly linked with children or kids at school, but it is still prevalent at work and frequently goes unnoticed. Harassment at work can take the form of humiliation and mockery, hiding information about one’s job or obligations, sabotage, proposing labor beyond one’s means, or just rejecting one’s views. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 61% of employees are workplace bullies, while 33% are peers who share their objectives. Bullying is encouraged in a toxic workplace.