Cultural Toxicity Assessment
Culture comprises attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, values and behaviors that characterize organizations. Often we do not understand why organizations do not perform at their potential and we are left struggling to reach the results we desire. As individuals we often think we are performing at our best and are baffled by why others do not do the same. The reality is that even when intentions are good, results only follow when actions are aligned.
Lack of alignment in an organization is often due to the toxicity that affects its culture. When we become conscious of its existence, we can better address it (and bring it down a notch). I find the following to be seven robust indicators of a toxic culture.