Tips for how to handle a toxic workplace [marketplace.org]

 

In the light of the #MeToo movement, we're taking a look at abusive behavior in the workplace — not just sexual harassment, but incidents that involve bosses who are aggressive and bully their employees. 

Karlyn Borysenko, organizational psychologist and author of the book  "Zen Your Work," has studied stressful and toxic workplaces, as well as worked in one herself. She would find herself driving home from work, screaming and crying, only to realize how much her job was hurting her after she went on vacation. 

The experience led Borysenko to explore best practices for coping with a toxic workplace, which allowed her to focus her energy on formulating an exit strategy. She joined us to discuss some of those potential coping mechanisms. Below is an edited transcript of the interview.  

[For more on this story by David Brancaccio and Ali Oshinskie, go to https://www.marketplace.org/20...ndle-toxic-workplace]

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