Funny, isnt it? When we talk about a toxic work culture, we always assume we are talking about another company.
But how many of us in positions of leadership actually know what the working environment is like on our own shop floors and could honestly say there is no evidence of toxicity there?
From a business point of view, there is nothing to be gained from a poor work environment. Productivity drops, morale plunges, staff start taking more sick leave and employee turnover increases as unhappy workers vote with their feet.
Add in the possibility that at some point a really toxic environment will lead to expensive tribunal or court cases, and it is a situation which needs remedying as soon as possible.
There are few things worse than finding yourself in a toxic work culture.
Anybody who has experienced it knows just how draining, exhausting and counterproductive such an environment can be.
The signs that your workplace has fallen victim to such a corrosive culture are not always as obvious as you might think.
Whilst some might be straightforward enough a boss who yells, screams, singles out staff members unfairly and changes their mind at a moments notice others are more nuanced.