What would you consider to be the qualities of a toxic work environment?

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  1. Purpose Embraced profile image99
    Purpose Embracedposted 4 years ago

    What would you consider to be the qualities of a toxic work environment?

    A toxic work environment can be extremely demoralizing for the people who work there. What are your thoughts?

  2. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 4 years ago

    There are many scenarios. We have adult bullies, relational aggression, idea thieves, and many people who will take full credit for your hard work. In some work environments threats of violence are possible or have occurred. In addition to these qualities, you can find people who contribute to toxic work environments by slacking off in their assigned duties forcing others to pick up their slack and increasing other people's workloads. Even worse than these things are the bosses who refuse to address these issues when visible or brought to their attention.

    1. Purpose Embraced profile image99
      Purpose Embracedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Express10 for your response. Yes, issues such as weak leadership, bullying,  as well as other factors could contribute this kind of work environment.

  3. Suzanne Day profile image96
    Suzanne Dayposted 4 years ago

    Management who refuses to do anything about it.

    1. Purpose Embraced profile image99
      Purpose Embracedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Suzanne for responding. Indeed, leadership and management are critical to the tone in the workplace.

  4. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    A toxic work environment is caused by poor leadership from the boss who changes rules and expectations in the middle of the game.
    Also, bickering co-workers with shifting loyalties and alliances. And, of course, gossip.

    1. Purpose Embraced profile image99
      Purpose Embracedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response janshares. I agree, indecisiveness on the part of leaders negatively impacts workplace climate.

  5. Penny G profile image69
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    HMM, it usually has the "GOOD OLE BOY" system, allows violation of Sexual Harassment and other federal policy,doesn't recognize seniority, doesn't reward good work,but always lets you know what you didn't do or did wrong, plays favorites, doesn't allow equal opportunity,doesn't have employee assistance program.

    1. Purpose Embraced profile image99
      Purpose Embracedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response Penny G. So many factors contribute a toxic work environment!

 
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