In today’s world, where getting a decent job is extremely difficult, but one thing that every individual overlooks while accepting a job offer is the environment of their workplace. A healthy environment plays a greater role than a higher post. There are undoubtedly several amazing firms where people dream of working; however, many out of such companies are rotten apples when it comes to the environment of their workplace.
What exactly is a toxic work environment?
All you need to work efficiently is peace, friendly and cooperative staff, non-judgmental colleagues, and proper management. Any workplace that lacks these things is most likely to disturb you mentally and physically both. Bullying, harassing, discrimination, offensive comments and judgmental people eat all of a person’s self-esteem. A workplace where you are unable to work with peace of mind and body is toxic.
How to spot a toxic work environment?
It is surely not easy to spot the toxicity of the office’s environment in the first look unless you know all the warning signs that the infographic (attached below) tells. A 15-minutes long interview is insufficient to tell whether the firm and its environment will be suitable for you or not. All those smiles and sugar-coated words can trap you from falling for the job offer. In order to save yourself from falling into the trap, know the following questions that you should ask one by one as soon as the interviewer says, “Any questions?”;
- What are the core values of your company?
- What challenges would I come across in the advertised position?
- What kind of dynamic does your team have?
Getting a call for an interview is surely exciting, but you should always look carefully before committing to an organization. All that matters are a peaceful workplace and supportive staff that treat their colleagues nicely and make them comfortable in every way possible.
This is not it; head to the infographic below and educate yourself about the top warning signs that will alarm you about the toxic work environment.
Infographic by: Resume.io