In the heart of a workplace's culture lies the choice - nurture it to inspire greatness, or ignore it and allow toxicity to poison the very essence of your organization.
In this episode, host Karen dives deep into the troubling realm of workplace toxicity.
Joined this week by three fellow guests, experts in organizational psychology, HR and workplace dynamics, the group dissect the meaning of a toxic office culture, the tell-tale signs to look out for, and the devastating impacts it leaves in its wake, including poor mental wellbeing and sometimes alarming rates of staff turnover.
They peel back the layers of the onion to reveal how toxic cultures persist in the era of hybrid and remote working. Organizational psychologist, Linda Doe, sheds light on the importance of protecting our mental health, setting clear personal boundaries, and building a solid support network. Beyond that, they explore the role of team building events in nurturing a psychologically safe environment, even in remote settings.
Key topics of discussion include:
- What does a toxic culture look like?
- Does your organization have a culture that accepts or condones toxic behaviour?
- Do different generations have different understandings of what this looks like?
- What can you do about it?
Tune in to discover how behavioral changes can make all the difference in turning around a toxic work setting.