A workplace is and should be referred to as toxic when the work, people, and environment cause discrepancies, stress, and fear in an individual's life. These disruptions can adversely affect an employee's physical health, sense of autonomy, and sense of self, which can result in sleepless nights, feelings of anxiety, sweaty palms, and a racing, irregular heartbeat. When personal and professional disputes in the workplace harm one's ability to remain productive and engaged, an organization must work to transform its culture, practices, and behaviors.
There are multiple signs of a toxic workplace environment, our latest infographic outlines some things that leaders should keep an eye on.
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