“I’m probably working harder than Elon Musk.” That’s my roommate Kevin who’s a robotics engineer at a tech startup in India. While Kevin might be exaggerating here, I think he’s not too far off.
Topics: Positive work culture, creating a positive work culture, toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, mindful leader, employee innovation, hr strategic business partner, employee engagement plan, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home
“…I felt like the world is falling apart. While I sat there on my desk with a coffee mug in my hand, I could see my surroundings running in fast forward motion and I was beyond confused with what was happening. I wanted to scream hard but no words came out and soon enough, another customer file was kept at my desk to work on. It is becoming a task to wake up in the morning every day. Heavy breaths, heart pounding to 100 miles an hour, heavy sweating, feeling choked have become more frequent. My friends tell me it is a phase and my colleagues laugh at me for being too sensitive.”
Topics: building a positive workplace culture, changing a toxic work culture, inclusive workplace, mindfulness and leadership, employee first culture, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus
About a month ago, I was fired. My former employer, after failing to meet expected growth numbers, liquidated approximately 90% of their total employees, essentially stripping the company down to the minimum amount of workers required to handle daily operations.
Topics: toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, inclusive workplace, diverse and inclusive workplace, mindfulness and leadership, employee engagement strategy, employee first culture, moments that matter, termination
Today, we'll be talking about toxic work cultures. But before we do that, remember the United Airline fiasco where a passenger was yanked from his seat to make room for airline crew members? Let me recap it for you. The airport security forced a United Airline passenger off of his seat, causing his face to hit an armrest and bleed.
Topics: leadership, growth, Future of Work, employee eengagement, workplace, culture, culture derailers, toxic work culture, toxic company culture, changing a toxic work culture, signs of a toxic workplace culture