Source | www.forbes.com | Laura Garnett
For the foreseeable future, remote work is here to stay. If you work for a great, people-focused company, one that has navigated the pandemic in a supportive and expedient manner, then this shift may be a welcome change for you. Sure, transitioning from an in-office environment to a completely virtual one may have had its challenges, but you probably feel emboldened by the actions your organization’s leadership took and know they have your back no matter where you work from.
On the contrary, if your company’s culture is less than ideal, you may feel as if the tumultuous events of 2020 have exacerbated pre-existing issues and that something is off. If this is the case, you may be in an unhealthy work environment. And, given that the economy has taken a major hit, you may feel trapped and think that there are no other jobs out there for you at this time.
However, the reality is that plenty of companies are hiring. And if you work somewhere toxic, you should probably aim to find new employment. Because, to be honest, this problem will be difficult to solve by yourself. Figuring out what’s wrong and whether it’s something that can be changed will help you decide what your next move should be.
Not sure if your work environment is toxic or not? Here are nine subtle (and not-so-subtle) signs.
- You’re Being Micromanaged To The Point Of Losing Your Sense Of Autonomy. Having a boss that nitpicks everything you do will dismantle your confidence and diminish your ability to think for yourself. Ultimately, this is a control issue, and it kills performance and motivation. Unless your manager is aware of this behavior, willing to change it, and asking for regular feedback to help do so, this will be almost impossible to remedy.