The D.C. area ranks below average for fulfilled employees, according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management, which lists the area in the bottom half of the 20 largest markets in the U.S.
Overall, two-thirds of Americans say they have, at one time or another, worked in a toxic work environment.
A toxic work environment can mean harassment or a negative vibe. But most often, it means a bad boss.
“When people don’t respect or believe that their managers are good managers. In fact, our research says that 58% of people who have left their job say the number one reason was because of their managers,” Johnny Taylor, at the Society for Human Resource Management, told WTOP.
A lot of the time it is not the manager’s fault. They were just the wrong pick for the job.
“Just because Johnny was a great accountant doesn’t mean he is going to be a great manager of accountants,” Taylor said. “We often times throw the most talented person who is a technical independent contributor into the role of management and they fail or they do it poorly.”
The Society for Human Resource Management has established a new website called Workplace Convos & Coffee that is loaded with tools and tips for both employees and employers to see if their workplace is toxic, and what needs to be done to fix it.
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