At one time or another many of us have worked in a toxic environment that result in feelings of being unwanted and unappreciative. Such environment is neither beneficial for the employee or the company, especially when it comes to profits and productivity.
Toxic environment could refer to many elements in the workplace, such as back- stabbing, racism, bullying, sexism, or not been given equal opportunity to climb the corporate ladder, etc.
I have worked at many corporations in the media, and there is always at least one person who finds enjoyment in making others feel uncomfortable and miserable.
If you are caught in this vicious trap, here are some steps you can take.
- Speak to your supervisor
- Bring the issue to higher management – HR department
- Take the matter to the Labor Relations department
Most business owners will recognize and rectify the problem immediately to bring about greater harmony. Once again if the toxic environment is not rectified then it will hurt the company’s bottom line – profits and productivity.And if all that fails, then you have no choice but to look for employment elsewhere. Staying at your current job may not be the best scenario because trying to change others is not always the best route, especially when they have no desire to change.