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Healthy Company Vs Toxic Company and Its Impact on Our Personality

Healthy Company Vs Toxic Company and Its Impact on Our Personality

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Published by Bernard Tan Ah Thau
Our personality is not static. It is dynamic and changes with the working experiences of the organization environment. The environment of the organization can be conducive or toxic. A conducive working environment gives pleasurable experiences to her employees and helps them to actualize in the five dimensions of KYKO personality while a toxic working environment gives painful experiences and deactualizes the employees’ behavior.
Our personality is not static. It is dynamic and changes with the working experiences of the organization environment. The environment of the organization can be conducive or toxic. A conducive working environment gives pleasurable experiences to her employees and helps them to actualize in the five dimensions of KYKO personality while a toxic working environment gives painful experiences and deactualizes the employees’ behavior.

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Published by: Bernard Tan Ah Thau on Jun 12, 2011
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Organizational Environment and Its Impact On Our Personality
Our personality is not static. It is dynamic and changes with the working experiences of theorganization environment. The environment of the organization can be conducive or toxic. Aconducive working environment gives pleasurable experiences to her employees and helps them toactualize in the five dimensions of KYKO personality while a toxic working environment gives painful experiences and deactualizes the employees’ behavior. Conducive environment reinforces theself actualizing traits, for example, a marginal performer can change into a star performer. On theother hand, a toxic organization reinforces the low self actualizing traits and develops the negativetraits of the five dimensions. For example, a responsible and good performer may become problematicgood at survival skills.
Factors that can contribute to a toxic environment.Opaque Management
Unclear vision and mission, goals, and objectivesBadly defined systems, policies, regulations, rulesRoles are ambiguous.Principles of management are violatedResources are idle and inefficiently used.Disruption of unity of commandPeople can get away cheating and not doing wor
Boss
Boss who plays favoritism. This may even be in a broad form, e.g. having a preference for theline over the staff functions or vice versaBoss does not give recognition for performanceBoss claims credit for subordinates achievementBoss censors the good performance of the employee to the higher managementBoss breaks employees self-esteemBoss fails to give clear instructions and directionsBoss withholds vital information from the employee, which information is vital for theefficient performance of the jobBoss blames employee if things go wrongBoss says one thing and does another - i.e. there is no congruency between what is said andwhat is doneBoss is not decisive - subsequently employee does not have a sense of directionBoss plays “God” with the performance appraisal - they are subjectiveBoss delegates responsibility without the authority to act - curtailing the employees self-esteem
Company Policies
Win-lose policiesCentralization of poweCreating privileged groups in the organizationClosed door policyPoor fringe benefitsToo much red tape 
Working Conditions
Hot and noisy working environmentUnsafe work conditionsDirty work environment
 
Insufficient resourcesOld technologyOld machinery 
Interpersonal Relationship
Unhealthy politickingLack of cooperation among workersBack stabbingEmpire buildingRumor mongeringAlienationMistrustSabotage
Pay
Pay below the market rateA toxic organization is a breeding ground for problem employees. The impact of a toxic company can be envisaged in the vicious cycle. The toxic environment gives psychological pains to the employees.Psychological pains deactualize their personality changing them for the worse. The good employeeswill deactualize into problematic ones. Problematic employees are insensible and irresponsible. Theywill cheat and sabotage the organization at the slightest opportunity. Their negative manipulative traitsare developed in the process, giving them the skills to play a survival game. The marginal employeeswill become worse and as a result, shirkers, deadwoods and laggards are created. Dissatisfied andfrustrated with the organization each time they experience the psychological pain from a significantother they will adopt a very negative attitude towards work. Productivity and quality plunge. Cost of operation escalates. Complaints are badly entertained. Customers are frustrated with its service and products. Consequently the organization loses her customers to the competitors. Eventually, theorganization suffers from recurring loses. Downsizing takes place and in the process employees areretrenched. The better employees would look for greener pasture while the problematic ones behavelike chameleon to survive within their rights embodied in the labor laws. Cash flow problems surfaceand the organization is forced to cut down further cost adversely affecting the remuneration packageand fringe benefits. The war between the union and the management begins causing greater damage tothe organization and eventually kill it.In view of the survival and growth of the organization, it is imperative for the management tocontinually make a concerted effort to remove the factors that contribute to the toxicities of theworking environment to improve her health. A healthy company provides a conducive environmentand its impact is on the organization is upbeat.Healthy organizations create a conducive working environment. A conducive environment breedshappy, motivated, satisfied and committed employees. Good employees will become outstanding intheir performance as their self actualizing and positive traits are reinforced. Marginal and problememployees will change for the better as they experience pleasures in the working environment. The process of self actualizing for this group will be on going. Productivity and quality of products andservices would be greatly enhanced. Operation costs dip and resulted having a competitive edge withtheir competitors. Customer base expands as the organization penetrates into the competitors’ market.Profit escalates. The demand for products and services of the organization will soar. Companyexpands regionally and globally. More employees are required to meet the demands of the customers.The hiring of more new employees offers the outstanding employees good chances for upwardmobility. The win-win policies would also improve the remuneration package in terms of better fringe benefits, bonus and facilities. The better reward system reinforces the self-actualizing and positivetraits of the employees as they continue to change for the better in terms of their competencies and

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