If you have ever worked at a job where gossip, animosity, or arguments were commonplace, you know how toxic a work environment can be. Emotions can run high, people can be offended, and quarrels can affect personal lives. Most people experienced this in one degree or another. Managers and supervisors hold a great deal of responsibly for allowing these negative feelings to fester under their watch.
Reprimanding toxic behavior in the workplace through forceful or similarly negative behavior only exasperates the situation. Recent research shows that a work environment run by ethical leadership discourages negative employee behavior. The key is a two-way open channel of communication between staff and management. By openly discussing workplace problems without fear of retaliation, solutions can be found for issues that might otherwise incite conflict. By connecting to employees on a personal level, management can help put responsibilities in prospective and encourage employees to perform to the best of their ability. That, in turn, will help the employee grow professionally and personally.
To create such an environment in the workplace, every level of management must be onboard and proactive when implementing ethical leadership. Negative energy spreads quickly. If one person in a leadership role reverts to punitive leadership, the office will again be polluted, and aggression will develop.
If you are faced with hostility or aggression in your workplace, call the Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. We will stand up for your rights no matter where you work. Call us at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for a free consultation. Located in Pennsauken, New Jersey and Philadelphia, we serve clients throughout Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and South Jersey.