Detox your Company Culture eBook - Blue Sky Whitepaper

Detox Your Company Culture

Sean Spurgin - Director of Learning Design


“According to a recent study by Randstad, 38% of workers want to leave their jobs due to a toxic work culture.”

 

At Blue Sky, we believe, managers are pivotal in setting the tone for workplace culture.

Unfortunately, leaders and managers can be a major cause of stress in the workplace. Whether intentional or not, some behaviours and characteristics can contribute to a negative, toxic and hostile working environment.

Most jobs have some level of stress, even on good days. However, if going to work (or just the thought of it) makes you feel depressed, anxious or even physically ill, then there’s more to it than just general stress: these could be signs of a toxic work environment. What do you do to fix it?

In this article, Sean Spurgin explains how to detox your company culture. Here’s what you can expect to get out of it:

 

How many of the following can you identify as toxic at your workplace?

  • Fear: the ultimate culture killer…
  • Gossip: we all hate the thought of people whispering behind our back…
  • Sabotage: competition can be healthy but sabotage can rear it’s ugly head…

 

The lay of the land

  • According to research, the average employee has been at their current company for 4.2 years – Bureau of Labour Statistics
  • 75% of people voluntarily leaving jobs don’t quit their jobs; they quit their bosses” – Roger Herman

 

What to do about your culture: the antidote

  • Blue Sky conduct over 50 diagnostics in FTSE 250 companies every year and part of the process puts us in front of employees to hear what they have to say. We have a wealth of experience at detoxifying company cultures
  • “Employees who say they have more supportive supervisors are 1.3 times as likely to stay with the organisation and are 67% more engaged” – New York Times

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