Signs Your Workplace is Toxic and What to Do About It

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Toxic workplaces are still unfortunately prevalent in today’s career landscape. Here are signs that your workplace is toxic and what you can do about them, according to Inc. Magazine.  

Signs your workplace is toxic 

Having a disrespectful boss is a surefire way to tell if the workplace is unhealthy. For example, a boss who mocks people or takes credit for other people’s accomplishments would be considered toxic.   

Among colleagues, playing the blame game when it comes to issues, not taking ownership, and being secretive are all toxic traits.  

Toxicity can also take the form of indirect communication, criticism-driven interactions, lack of cooperation, unhealthy competition, and gossip and rumors, writes Marcel Schwantes.  

 How to deal with it

Taking time to express gratitude to your colleagues makes them feel acknowledged and boosts morale. Even a “hello” or smile can really make or break someone’s day, as well as being a supportive listener.  

Another way to break the toxic cycle is to offer a helping hand when it is needed and celebrate birthdays and significant milestones. Be polite, share information that is important to others, and treat others with respect.  

Read more about how to break the toxic workplace cycle in Inc. Magazine.  

Jennifer Brick gives 14 reasons why your workplace is toxic.

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