THE DUMBARTON DEMOCRAT

NATIONAL NEWS AND OPINION FROM A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE

WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SICK OF WORK

Toxic environments make people sick, make projects fail, and make best employees quit.
Maybe West Dunbartonshire Council, which has an appalling record for staff sickness, including school teachers, could take a few lessons from the advice below:
Toxic environments make people sick, make projects fail, and make best employees quit.
“Culture is more important than vision. Some leaders have great vision, but have created a toxic culture where that vision will never happen.” Phil Cooke

Signs you work in a toxic environment:

1) Disrespect and belittlement

2) Unreasonable pressure to get short term results at expense of the long term strategy

3) Inequity, unfairness, favouritism, injustice

4) Any kind of harassment and bullying

5) Lack of empathy, of appreciation, of support

6) Excessive control known as micromanagement

7) Morally questionable environments, lack of integrity, encouragement of dishonesty

In an environment like this, no matter how great a vision and strategy are – they will never be executed on.

Great leaders fix toxic cultures. Cllr Jonathan McColl are you paying attention to this advice?

They empower, involve, listen, appreciate, challenge, support, mentor. They value hard work and job well done, honesty, integrity, commitment and dedication.


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