“The biggest problem for many working people is that the actual work on their desks is the easiest part of the job. Nothing they are responsible for doing at work is especially challenging. It's only hard to do the job because of the politics, the stupid rules and the dark, fearful energy that flows throughout the workplace and bogs everyone down. A broken culture makes everything else harder, from organizing projects to getting critical approvals to move your work forward,” so says Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace.
The workplace, particularly in health and long term care, must be magnetic for this is the only environment that creates great care for vulnerable people seeking what they cannot do for themselves.
Organizational literature abounds with books, articles and resources on workplace toxicity with many success stories as to how to create a magnetic work environment.
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Ken McGeorge, BS,DHA,CHE is a career health care executive based in Fredericton, NB, Canada.