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10 Ways to Create a Toxic Workplace

10 Ways to Create a Toxic Workplace

In the event you want to create a toxic workplace, here are ten ways to achieve this dubious honor:

#1 Hire a CEO who views people merely as assets.

#2 Train your supervisors to be inflexible.

#3 Do not communicate important company information to your employees.

#4 Claim the importance of work/life balance but don’t practice it in real life.

#5 Utilize the HR department as a paper processing and legal compliance function only.

#6 Do not hire any HR professionals who understand the strategic and financial benefits of creating a great place to work.

#7 Keep the HR director far, far away from the CEO.

#8 Have the HR department report to the CFO or general counsel.

#9 Make commitments to employees and don’t keep them.

#10 Don’t tell the truth or put a spin on bad news.

Image Credit: “Revolving Door” by Nancy Calef

Kevin Kennemer is founder of The People Group based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kevin is driven by his passion for company owners and their need to earn a profit, employees’ desire for a positive and fulfilling work experience, and the community that benefits when both groups do well.

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