The workplace should be a hub for productivity, learning, and camaraderie. Yet, for many, it turns into a pit of stress and politics.
In this episode, I pull back the curtain on the grim reality of toxic workplaces and the toll they take on individuals. If you’ve ever felt stifled, stressed, or simply curious about this widespread issue, this episode is a must-listen.
Toxicity in the workplace isn’t always blatant. It’s the subtle, insidious occurrences that often go unnoticed but leave a lasting impact. I dive deep into this, highlighting the often ignored signs – from broken promises by the leadership to a lack of psychological safety.
I also share my experience in a toxic workplace, the effect it had on me, and my breaking point of hitting a wall – both literally and metaphorically. I want to share how important it is to recognise when one’s work environment is starting to take a toll on their mental well-being.
Once you’ve identified you’re in a toxic environment, you need to be able to find your way out so I share some coping mechanisms to help you navigate these treacherous waters. From setting boundaries to seeking support, our guest outlines concrete steps one can take to safeguard their well-being. The narrative is clear: no job is worth sacrificing your mental health, and sometimes, the bravest step is to walk away.
While toxic workplaces might not be the norm, they certainly aren’t anomalies. Anyone can find themselves in one but no one deserves to be there. I hope this episode equips you with the information you need to prioritize your well-being.
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