Have you ever worked or working currently for an organization where people are afraid to ask any questions, give their feedback, or voice any concerns about the company? It’s really amazing, but these are signs that the company culture is subtly toxic or is becoming toxic.
In a meeting I attended, I expressed concerns about the direction of the company and the confusion that exists in the minds of many employees about the company’s purpose and the total neglect of the company values. Now, these were issues plaguing the company, but in the meeting, no one said anything or even expressed any concerns.
After 30-plus years of interviewing many uninspired employees, Scott Mautz shares his experience to help leaders and employees spot the subtle signs of a toxic culture; feel free to add to the list in your comments.