Telltale Signs Of a Toxic Work Environment

A Stanford professor shares three ways a negative workplace can affect you.



No matter what you do, you’re not going to love your job all of the time (and if you do, count yourself extremely lucky). But there’s a difference between feeling fleeting indifference and constant unhappiness due to a toxic work environment.

Not sure whether or not your workplace is toxic? Bob Sutton, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University, offers three telltale signs of a negative job atmosphere, from Inc.

It effects your overall wellbeing when you’re constantly stressed, can’t get to sleep, anxious or having relationship problems outside of the office.

You’re not performing well and are less creative or willing to put forth extra effort because you’re surrounded by discouraging colleagues and/or superiors.

You’re not as friendly as you once were and lash out at others because you deal with similar behavior within the office.

If you’re feeling any of these effects, it might be time to look for a better opportunity. We have some tips to help you get back in the game, including how to have a better interview, replace your cover letter with a pain letter, and update your social media at the right time