How Dysfunctional Is Your workplace? 4 Signs Of A Toxic Work Environment

Do you feel like you’re burning out at work and don’t know why? Maybe you love your job and the people you work with but you still don’t feel valued. Our workplace is where we spend most of the hours of our day every day. We spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our families. It’s the only time we get to utilize the skills and certifications we worked so long and hard to master.

While we could argue why the work system itself could be toxic, right now we’re only interested in what we can control and that’s finding a work environment that is functional. Here are the signs of a toxic workplace.

Lack Of Work/ Life Balance

woman working on a bed

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Work is not the priority. Your health and well-being are. While your contribution and your efforts should be valued, they shouldn’t replace your personal life. We need to take the time to reingerize by spending time relaxing, bonding with our loved ones, and releasing stres through our preferred activities. This is what helps us then come back to work and do it well.

When work takes over, and an employee feels pressured to sacrifice their life balance in order to meet expectations, then their employer is guilty of enforcing a toxic environment.