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A toxic work environment is a sure way to reduce productivity, increase employee turnover, and destroy an organization’s culture. While there’s always opportunity to make changes to improve the work environment, damage can be done that destroys the organization’s internal and external view, as well as influence the products or services that’re offered to a customer. We’re going to help create a list of the signs to be on the lookout for, especially if you’re a leader and have the responsibility of gathering this information and taking action! Also, we will give you some key leadership behaviors to focus on to improve the work environment.
Signs of Toxicity
Whether you work for a small or large organization, many of the signs of a toxic workplace are similar. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, these key points will highlight some organizational behaviors and characteristics to be on the lookout for:
Now on to the improvement factors! Aside from these key signs of a toxic and unhealthy work environment, there are ways to combat these three factors in three applicable behaviors and practices. See the list below for the three key points in developing a non-toxic and healthy work environment:
With all this in mind, never forget that it’s too late! Unfortunately, waiting too long to address workplace toxicity has detrimental short and long-term repercussions, when you have the opportunity and are given the tools to make a positive change, be aware of the signs and address them with the proper solution.
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