9 Signs Your Workplace Is Toxic

One of the most obvious signs of a toxic work environment is that employees don’t seem to stay with the company very long. 

If employees don’t feel like there are protocols in place to resolve issues in a healthy and effective way, they are likely to complain or vent to one another in an unhealthy way. 

Employees should feel empowered to address issues and problem solve without fear of retribution. Leaders should spend time speaking with employees and encourage improvements in workplace 

When employees are not clear on their responsibilities or the responsibilities of their co-workers, a workplace can quickly turn sour. 


Whether it’s that employees don’t trust one another or they don’t trust leadership, a lack of trust is a good indicator that there are issues within workplace culture. 

Open communication is essential for a healthy and welcoming workplace culture. When leaders exhibit ineffective or poor communication, it trickles down and spreads toxicity company wide. 

Actions speak louder than words, and then eye rolls, silence, and shrugs are common responses to questions or issues raised, it’s definitely a red flag. 

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