“A toxic environment is one that erodes, disables and destroys the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing of the people who work in it in a permanent and deliberate way.” The Evidence In his book, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One that Isn’t, Robert Sutton makes the case that there is a correlation between toxic organisations and abusive bosses. He claims such bosses and cultures drive good people out and the
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The role of a Leadership today is viewed very differently compared to a generation ago. In the last 20 years a new way of looking at leadership has emerged which views leadership as much more complex. However, irrespective of how operating environments have changed, I still see leaders behaving in ways today that are similar to how I was managed (good and bad) and it makes me wonder about what those great managers/leaders did, and
When under constant pressure to deliver, achieve more with less, and carry the can when things go wrong, it is easy to forget the intense pressure leaders are experiencing today. This is costing organisations dearly in financial and human terms and it’s not sustainable. In fact, recent studies tell us that up to 75% of office workers are struggling to be productive. If that were a medical condition, it would be classed as an epidemic.
What do you see in organisation where the climate is unhealthy, morale and motivation is low, senior leaders are behaving out of integrity and operational performance is poor. Typically, communication is affected in the following ways: Conversations can be of the monologue variety with the formal leader making all the decisions thereby creating a dynamic where it is not ok to oppose or challenge the decision. Conversations lack debate around critical issues making them one