Toxic workplaces

Well, let’s face it, it’s not the workplaces that are toxic, it is people. Not just any people but particular people. And more often than not we all know who they are.

But will anyone do anything about it? Will anyone have those early conversations about behaviour before it builds into an apparently insurmountable problem? Will anyone care enough to ask what is driving those troubled individuals to behave in ways that can do so much damage both to themselves and those around them? Or will everyone just expect HR to sort it out or wait until things have come to such a head that the individual is got rid of?

It’s all very well banging on about “digital transformation” but until we get better at dealing with each other, and helping each other to deal with life, transformation is going to have to wait…

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