What makes an office environment toxic?
I love hosting and learning from my own guests on The Culture of Things podcast. I also love talking with others around the broad subjects of culture, leadership and teamwork. Unfortunately, how to handle office politics is a topic that too many people in the workplace have to think about.
A few other questions we covered during the interview were:
- Can you succeed in your career without office politics playing a part?
- Is there a way to set up an office, physically or culturally, so that teams can learn to trust each other faster, and are more productive and happier?
- What is the new normal going to have to do better to make a remote workforce still appreciate an office?
To wrap it up, I was able to share some actionable advice for any leader, at any level of an organisation, how to reduce the chances of having to deal with office politics.