How to avoid a toxic fallout in your company

Toxic cultures are making the headlines AGAIN. The stuff we thought we’d confined to Room 101 for good is still there, lurking just below the surface in our organisations and institutions.

Bullying, cover-ups, ego-driven bulls in china shops of leaders. It’s all there in varying degrees. BrewDog, the Met, Mid Staffs NHS. BBC with Savile and gender pay, Barclays LIBOR, BP, Enron, the film industry with ‘Me Too’, Whitehall and Westminster, the list goes on.

It’s very easy to look at big organisations making the headlines and think oh it’s the big brands, the big institutions with a certain kind of culture, it’s them. Of course it doesn’t apply to me, as a leader or manager of my team. In fact, the ingredients could be there in every business, in every team. The potential is always there.

It needs to stop, and it needs to stop now. Major mental and physical impacts of working in a toxic culture aside, organisations who tolerate this are in the last chance saloon. Gen Z simply won’t tolerate it, they just won’t come and work for you. This s**t just got (even more) real.

Woodreed’s latest thought paper dives into the murky depths of toxic culture. In it we show you what to look for, what to avoid and and how to make sure you come back up smelling of roses.

Read the interactive PDF here

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