Are you finding it hard to get up in the morning to go to work? If no one seems happy, there’s lots of complaining and things just don’t get done, you may be working in a toxic workplace.
Some red flags to watch for when trying to determine if your place of employ is toxic:
- Customers and employees are second to everything else
- Employees and customers are always complaining
- Employees bail out faster than management can hire replacements
- You’re always fighting fires, never catching up, and you’re always finding yourself behind the eight ball
- Management is inconsistent in the way they manage or they don’t manage at all
- Supervisors are poorly trained and arbitrary in their styles
- Employees are not treated with any respect or decency
- Employers who run toxic organizations often blame their customers, vendors and employees for their woeful ways. Employees who find themselves in these organizations usually bail or “retire on the job.”
If that scenario hits too close to home, it’s time to make a change-fast. Reorder your priorities. Address these warning signs. As a manager you have the power to correct the situation.
This article was excerpted from my book Uncomplicating Management http://bit.ly/3WYcYW