All jobs have some level of stress — even on good days. However, if going to work (or just the thought of going to work) makes you tired, depressed, or even physically ill, that’s more than just general work stress; these are the signs of a toxic work environment. No work environment is perfect, but you shouldn’t have to put up with lousy work situations all the time, especially if it affects your health.
You cannot stamp out toxicity in your company if the leadership is toxic; leaders must demonstrate their unwavering commitment and willingness to eliminate all traces of toxic behavior in their leadership first because this will set the example for everyone to follow.
The only strong antidote to a toxic work environment is inspirational, genuine, motivational, and positive leadership.
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