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Workplace Culture - What to Do in a Toxic Situation

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Describing your workplace culture can be very difficult. Sadly, of late, we are seeing the proliferation of “bad workplace cultures” or toxic cultures - where personal and professional growth is hindered, aspirations can’t be realised, and self-esteem is slowly eroded.

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Describing your workplace culture can be very difficult. It would be like expecting bees to describe the workings of the hive. They can’t, we can’t, it’s just there, we’re surrounded by it, and we behave and work in it according to all the unspoken rules and codes. Sadly, of late, we are seeing the proliferation “bad workplace cultures” or toxic cultures - where personal and professional growth is hindered, aspirations can’t be realised, and self-esteem is slowly eroded.

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Christine Suter
Christine (RN, BN, MPHC) is an RN with 40 years experience, traversing the profession as an AIN, EN, RN, RM N.ED. to DON. She is currently in transition-to-retirement and working as a casual RN on the floor in a small rural hospital with an aged care facility attached. Her interests are aged care and particularly nurses; their working relationships, team dynamics and how nurse leaders and managers deal with the day to day complexities of leading and managing.
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Debra Curran
01 Mar 2021
Interesting overview. I would like a more in-depth presentation on this topic because in all my years of nursing I have sadly witnessed and experienced toxic colleagues, who are usually in senior or management positions.
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Julie Shelley
12 Jul 2021
The information provided is very important for all caregivers, to take into account all people in our work environment
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Emily Dahan
02 Jul 2021
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Anubi Prince
02 Jul 2021
Help me to understand the workplace culture.
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Melissa Bayliss
10 Jul 2021
Found this to be a great addition to the Bullying and Harrassment module.
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Handeep Bhole
09 Jul 2021
very informative
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Katie Walker
22 Jul 2021
Great little article to help about workplace culture.
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Anna O’Dea
22 Sep 2020
I found this very helpful and ressuring
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Kathy Cambourn
25 Aug 2022
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Very knowledgeable for myself
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Helen Pollard
09 Jul 2021
Good overview of the topic
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