Whenever a boss acts like a dictator – shutting down, embarrassing, or firing anyone who dares to challenge the status quo – you’ve got a toxic workplace problem. And that’s not just because of the boss’ bad behavior, but because that behavior creates an environment in which everyone is scared, intimidated and often willing to throw their colleagues under the bus, just to stay on the good side of the such bosses.
A toxic company culture will erode an organization by paralyzing its workforce, diminishing its productivity and stifling creativity and innovation. Now more than ever business leaders need to be addressing issues of workplace toxicity. It makes the difference in retaining good staff and also whether your company fails or succeeds. Employees aren’t afraid to jump ship when faced with a toxic workplace—and it’s usually your high performers who will go first.
5 Signs your workplace culture is Toxic
1. Company core values do not serve as the basis for how the organization functions.
2. Employee suggestions are discarded. People are afraid to give honest feedback.
3. Micromanaging -Little to no autonomy is given to employees in performing their jobs.
4. Blaming and punishment from man agement is the norm.
5. Excessive absenteeism, illness and high employee turn over.