Toxic employees are a poison that threatens to contaminate the workplace environment. They spread dissent and discontent among co-workers, lowering employee morale and productivity. Whether manipulators, gossips, whiners, backstabbers, or perceived “victims,” these individuals can wreak havoc on any organization. Many companies have toxic employees but fail to deal with them.
If you are a victim of a toxic environment and you are tormented by toxic people, the most important thing to do is this; don’t lower your level, stay above them, keep your mind and emotions in check. If this type of behavior is tolerated at your organization, don’t hesitate to vacate that space. It’s not good for your professional development, health, and energy; there are many options out there; take advantage of them because you deserve better, and you deserve to work in an environment that helps you become the very best version of yourself.