How to Deal With a Toxic Work Environment, According to Science [Infographic]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! A toxic work environment can impact your physical health, mental health, and overall level of happiness at work. As a result, it can compromise the quality of work you produce — which can negatively impact both your team, and your career.Negativity in the workplace can manifest in a variety of forms — including bullying, mismanagement, aggressiveness, and distrust among team members. If it makes you dread going to work each day, it’s an issue that needs to be solved.However, if you’re suffering in a toxic workplace, it’s not your responsibility to fix it. The causes are typically partly systemic, and partly cultural — alternatively, perhaps it’s the behaviors of your colleagues or boss that leads to such negativity.Therefore, to deal with it, you need to work on protecting yourself. Self-care, personal development, and certain choices around the workplace can help you form a protective barrier against the onslaught of negativity, while preparing yourself to find a better job. Being positive and supportive to colleagues who are similarly affected by this toxicity can help create a sense of collective resilience.Luckily, the people at have figured out some precise steps you can take to make these things happen — and they’ve created a new visual guide to cope with a toxic work environment. Have a look through it, and start protecting yourself against negativity today.Download a Free Guide and Template to Help You Create a Company Culture Code.  Originally published Jul 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM, updated July 22 2019last_img read more

More Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu

The UNHCR has been assisting the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees by providing free air tickets, reintegration allowance of USD 75 per person, transport allowance of USD 19 per person and monitory non-food grant of USD 75 per family.Since 2011, already 4,799 refugees have returned to Sri Lanka. Over 64,000 are stationed in 109 welfare camps in India. Totally, over 100,000 refugees are currently in India. A group of 36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu camps in India, arrived Sri Lanka today under the voluntary repatriation program facilitated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the ANI news agency reported.The refugee returnees will get back to the areas where they were from in Kilinochchi, Mannar, Jaffna, Colombo, Trincomalee and Vavuniya. Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D. M. Swaminathan, has had a discussion with the UNHCR and facilitated the process for the refugees to return. According to the Secretary to Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs V. Sivagnanasothy, a group of 20 male and 16 female refugees returned on a Mihin Lanka Airline flight from Chennai. The Sri Lankan Government under the leadership of the President Maithripala Sirisena has encouraged the voluntary refugee returnee program on a phased out basis.Minister Swaminathan has also initiated a Cabinet paper on which livelihood assistance of maximum Rs. 100,000 to refugee returnees is provided to support the livelihood activities.Further, the provision of dry ration has been already approved for 6 months. The Ministry Secretary also informed that, the refugees who lost their houses will be provided with houses under the housing program of the Ministry. (Colombo Gazette) read more