Monday, June 16, 2008

The Toxic Work Environment

Headline: "Public Sector Workplace Toxic."


Depressions, disability claims and absences abound.

Absence and disability claims will happen when they are put into the equation. People will stay home and have mythic problems for the same reason that a dog licks himself - because they can.

In the private sector, these problems also exist but to a much smaller degree, because performance and results are the issue, not rule 175B-11a-minor.

And the biggest single issue in work environments - and one that is rarely discussed or understood - is power.

Especially how individuals use and usurp and misuse power.

Watch a receptionist, who should be warmly greeting people, turn her little desk fiefdom into WWIII.

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