Zoe Fragou on Why is it so difficult to talk about Toxic Cultures
Speaking up about the type of culture or toxic practices at work is a starting points to create positive change in the workplace — so why are so many people reluctant to do so?
There might be several reasons: first, there may be significant personal or professional risks associated with being the one speaking up. Second, many people assume someone else will step up. In reality, only few will have the courage to openly talk about toxic work cultures.
For this episode, I needed to have a rebel mindset about toxic cultures and was happy to find her - Zoe Fragou
About Zoe Fragou
Zoe Fragou is an Organizational Psychologist - she is a fixer of TOXIC WORK CULTURES - she uses science to help organizations transform their culture
She also does research is mainly focused on the psychometrics of the corporate culture. She writes and speaks about: equality in the workspace, stereotypes, mobbing, burnout, leadership, toxic positivity, positive psychology.
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Positive Psychology has contributed on the way we understand humans thriving in the workplace - how can we be sure that we are not overdoing it in terms of happiness and that it doesn’t become a “toxic” contributor?
If you had a magic wand to make the majority of toxic work cultures change… what are the actions you would have done?
What actions would you recommend to people living in a toxic culture?