Your happiness and your health, both physical and mental, can be affected by your work environment. If the idea of going to work every day unsettles you and makes you feel anxious, you might be working in a toxic environment. Above everything else, protect yourself if you’re in a toxic work environment. Before heading to work, don’t check emails and remind yourself of the positive aspects of your job. While at work, documenting everything and creating a positive work zone go a long way toward helping your environment. When you leave work each day, keep a healthy distance from it.
- Obviously, a toxic work environment negatively impacts your work team and the work it and you personally produce. Worse though, it also impacts your physical and mental health.
- Toxic environments are often systemic, stemming from administrative and or cultural behaviors.
- To combat a toxic workplace try and make some positive-minded friends and avoid those with a chronically negative attitude.
“If it makes you dread going to work each day, it’s an issue that needs to be solved.”