Updated: Mar 29
Championing Ethical Culture V Toxic Culture
How can we cultivate an Ethical Culture, a culture wherein employees are safe, happy, engaged, empowered, rewarded and motivated? And how can we stop a workplace that is abusive, unsafe and psychologically violent?
An Ethical Culture is inclusive, respects diversity and equity. Leaders are emotionally intelligent, respect the boundaries of safety, and model healthy interpersonal behaviors. Conscious organisations aspire to create a legacy of moral business conduct and a conscious human culture. They are committed to environmental sustainability, economic inclusion, safe workplaces practice and social responsibility. A key indication of an ethical culture is having a “speak up” culture, encouraging safe communication.
A Toxic Culture, Vulture Culture, is the abuse of Power & Authority and is a key factor in psychological harassment and violence. An unethical manager, exploits the resources (inc. human) of the organisation; partakes, enables and is a bystander to abusive behaviors. He/she has little interest in the survival of a targeted employee(s). A toxic manager is often the instigator , gatekeeper and controller of the toxic atmosphere. While at all times, the mismanagement of the workplace is for his/her own benefit. Including taking credit for someone else's work, favoritism (overtime, promotion, benefits, salary, time in-lieu), and free access to resources. A toxic manager loves the prestige, power and loves to look successful which he/she gains through unethical means at the expense of someone else's survival. There is a total lack of transparency and there are no clear guidelines. A key indication of a toxic culture is an atmosphere of corruption, collusion and secrecy and a FEAR to "speak up". #culture #workplaceviolence #leaders #laws #psychologicalsafety #bullying