5 Tips to Mitigate and Overcome a Toxic Corporate Culture

Let’s admit it… Nobody wants to be in a toxic environment. That is also true in terms of the professional environment too!!!

Toxic corporate culture can be a massive reason that is preventing your company from reaching its true potential. It can hold back your employees from showing their full potential in the workplace and even make them leave your organization as well.

“Irrespective of employees capacity managers or companies try to extract more than required potential from their employees.”

Vivek J. a Former Technical recruiter

Later on, he added that “True potential could be found only when we are in a profession we love. Corporate culture is worst than shit. There is nothing as so-called potential in corporate. It’s all forced and pressurized potential”

This indicates that a toxic corporate culture kills the dreams and hopes of their employees in order to extract as much value they can in order to make a profit. But, In the process, it leaves a bad reputation and prevents great talents from coming to the workplace.

So, here are 5 ways to Mitigate and Overcome a Toxic Corporate Culture and help your company thrive:

  • Manage Expectations and Communication
  • Encourage Teamwork & Collaboration Outside the Workplace
  • Cultivate Personality in Employees & Hire for Personality Types that Fit Your Company’s Goals
  • Encourage Employee Engagement Outside the Workplace Too!
  • Promote Healthy Pursuits & Celebrate Successes Outside the Workplace Too!

#1. Manage Expectations and Communication

Managing expectations is a crucial part of any project. It’s important to be honest about what you can and cannot do so that your client doesn’t have any unrealistic expectations. It’s also important to set clear deadlines so that both parties know when the project is due and what needs to be done by then.

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Communicating effectively is also crucial for a successful project. It’s important to communicate in a timely manner, even if you don’t have much information to share with your client or colleague. You should always keep them updated on where the project currently stands, as well as any progress that has been made.

#2. Encourage Teamwork & Collaboration Outside the Workplace

Collaboration is not limited to the workplace. It can happen anywhere, anytime. We can encourage teamwork and collaboration outside the workplace by encouraging people to work together in their free time, which will also help them bond with their coworkers better.

We can also promote teamwork and collaboration outside the workplace by organizing events for employees to attend, such as conferences or seminars that are relevant to their work. This will allow them to interact with other professionals in their field while learning about new things that they can bring back into the office.

#3. Cultivate Personality in Employees & Hire for Personality Types that Fit Your Company’s Goals

Personality traits are the core of an individual’s identity. They are the thing that defines us and shape our interactions with others. It is because of this that companies need to find ways to cultivate personality in their employees and hire for personality types that fit their company’s goals.

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Companies should focus on hiring people who are passionate about their work, open-minded, and willing to learn new skills. These qualities will be vital for future-proofing a company as they deal with the ever-changing world of work.

#4. Encourage Employee Engagement Outside the Workplace Too!

In the modern workplace, more and more employees are spending their workdays in front of a computer. In fact, studies show that most people spend more time on screens than they do with their families. This has led to a growing disconnect between employees and their occupations.

Overall digital device usage increased by 5 h, giving a plunge to screen time up to 17.5 h per day for heavy users and an average of 30 h per week for non-heavy users

Dienlin, Tobias & Johannes, Niklas. (2020). The impact of digital technology use on adolescent well-being. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience. 22. 135-142. 10.31887/DCNS.2020.22.2/tdienlin.

We need to encourage our employees to get outside of the workplace too! We should encourage them to take breaks from the screen and get some fresh air. It will help them be more productive when they return to work!

#5. Promote Healthy Pursuits & Celebrate Successes Outside the Workplace Too!

We all want the people we work with to be happy and successful. That is why it is important to celebrate their successes, big or small. By doing so, we will be able to see them as more than just a number on a spreadsheet or an employee with a title – we will see them as individuals with full lives outside of the office.

Pursuing personal goals, like graduating from college or starting a family, is important to both our health and our career. By promoting healthy pursuits outside of the workplace too, we will be able to celebrate successes that are not defined by promotions or salary raises.

In conclusion, If you follow these tips your company culture would defiantly improve. Just remember to give it some time before you expect it to completely manifest.

Mohaiminul Sharif

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