Toxicity in the workplace can be detrimental to both individual well-being and organisational success. In this interview with Vernon Sankey, author of "Toxicum," we gain insight into how to identify and manage toxicity at work and in life. One key takeaway from the interview is the importance of setting boundaries and communicating effectively with toxic individuals. Vernon emphasises the importance of understanding the motives and underlying reasons for toxic behaviour and how this can inform our approach to managing it.
Antonio and Vernon chat about the role of leadership in creating a positive and healthy work environment. Emphasising that leaders must be aware of and address toxic behaviour, both from employees and from themselves. By setting a positive example and creating an open and supportive culture, leaders can promote healthy communication and prevent toxic behaviour from taking hold.
We can all play a role in creating a healthier and more productive environments at home, in our personal life and work. Whether you're a leader or an employee, these strategies can help you navigate toxic situations and create a more fulfilling and successful career.