This is what a toxic work environment looks like…

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It is true that people don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures.

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It is true that people don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures. Toxic work environments make great employees quit their jobs and result in the failure of many projects. Wondering if your work environment might be affecting your productivity?  Here are a few signs indicate that you work in a toxic environment and a few ways to fix the situation before it’s time to call it quits.

If your boss is ever on your neck, questioning your every move, project or assignment given, it often leads many to lay down their tools. Micromanagement is a negation to your work effort and bears little fruits. If you are still interested in staying in the organization, express your concerns to the relevant authorities to ensure a better work environment for yourself and the organization.

Lack of respect for employees regardless of their positions is often seen as an indication that the company doesn’t value its people as much. Moreover, when you feel sidelined in major projects and/or decisions pertaining to the company, this is a sign that you’ve been belittled. Instead of being a disgruntled worker, handle the situation with maturity and address the matter at hand. Communication is vital.

3.Blame Game
Get this: if your colleague doesn’t complete their work which is linked directly to your department and when questioned, he/she ends up blaming your department for not ‘helping’ him/her accomplish the assignment, this means you’re the one to blame. Such workmates have created a culture where you shoulder their laziness.
Always keep communication on email. Line out roles and record who will take on various tasks. This will always come in handy when a team member tries to play the blame game.

4.Unreasonable pressure to get short-term results
Any arbitrary pressure to get quick results at the expense of the long-term strategy means the company is only focused on progressing fast regardless of its employees. A considerate firm will always put its employees’ wellbeing first before strategizing. Always communicate honesty about reasonable timelines.

5.Lack of appreciation or support
A poor culture for appreciation and support is not healthy for any organization. Your pleas for promotion may often fall on deaf ears, appraisals and even basic support to carry out your tasks. Nonetheless, it might be a great idea for front ideas for incentives that could boost your morale. You would be surprised they may not give you the raise but would be willing to offer incentives.

6.Tribalism, unfairness, and inequity
A company that lacks diversity in employees means it’s employing workers based on prejudice and not appropriate qualifications. Before finding yourself in an organization that does not hold diversity as a major pillar; do some research.

Before sending in your resignation papers, make sure you have explored all avenues. A solution-oriented outlook could change your perspective completely.

This article was originally published on The Sauce by Capital FM. Read the full version here.

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    Ronald | May 12, 2019 12:40

    Exactly most working areas are harsh and have poor working condition which lead to quitting of the job.

    Gift | May 10, 2019 14:32

    Absolutely true ,toxic enviroment kills everything in a person,It kills the drive and energy and eventually demotivates the employee.thus lowers productivity.

    kelvin | May 10, 2019 12:22

    Very true, I had to quit my job a couple of months ago due to toxic work environment.

    VIOLET | May 10, 2019 08:00

    How i wish i can be able to get another company to work for, cause where i work is beyond toxic.

    Okwanga | May 08, 2019 09:38

    its very unfortunate to have such a toxic environment though we don't hope guys.

    Grace | May 06, 2019 14:41

    I am in this kind of situation apparently

    TAONA | May 06, 2019 03:52

    Thanks very much mee too i worked for a company with toxic culture, end result I lost the interest to my jobo

    Emmanuel | April 30, 2019 11:11

    I love this post...I am a victim of 'toxic work environment' and honestly, I have not only lost interest in work but also respect for the 'manager'. She never respects anyone

    lazarus | April 30, 2019 11:08

    Thanks the message was helpfull and very true thanks alot.

    Anderson | April 30, 2019 08:28

    Thank you very much...this is helpful.

    Gladys | April 30, 2019 07:21

    Great stuff. Anything toxic drains your energy

    Elizabeth | April 29, 2019 17:24

    I once worked for a company with toxic culture and drugs in the office,being a christian it was too much .

    Ezekiel | April 29, 2019 16:19

    This is helpful.. Thank you

    SUSAN | April 29, 2019 13:07

    Thanks very much for the insight

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