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7 Signs Of A Toxic Workplace You Can Spot On Your Very First Day
A toxic job should be avoided at all costs because the longer you are stuck in a stressful, backstabbing orexploitativework culture, the harder it is to escape it. “Once you start working for a toxic culture, people are reluctant to leave because they think, ‘Well maybe it’s just me,’ or ... ‘Gosh, someone is going to do something about this,’” said Mary Abbajay, president of the leadership development consultancy Careerstone Group and author of “Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss.”Toxic jobs mess with your head. When you see your workplace as a danger zone, you sleep less, stress more and your mental health suffers. “If people stay too long, their self-esteem gets decimated and they don’t think they are good enough to do something else,” Abbajay said. In fact, bad company management accounts for up to 8% of annual health costs in the US and has been associated with 120,000 excess deaths every year, according to research by Jeffrey Pfeffer, an organisational behaviour professor at Stanford University.That’s why it’s so important to trust your instincts if the vibe at your new job feels off. There are many red flags that a workplace might be toxic that you can spot even on your very first day. Here are some of the earliest signs to watch out for:1. No one bothers to welcome or include you on your first day. When you are new, colleagues should make an active effort to make you feel welcomed. If they act like they could not care less about your arrival, that can speak to deeper issues within the organisation. “If people are like, ‘I don’t have time,’ or show an unwillingness to help you learn or introduce you, that’s a warning sign,” Abbajay said. “You can tell when people are stressed. Are they harried, are they curt? That’s not a sign of a healthy work culture.” Gregory Tall, a workshop facilitator who coaches managers and has over 15 years of experience in human resources, said that this can happen in remote jobs, too. Case in point: If there is no effort to introduce you or give you any advance prep in Zoom calls on your first day, that’s a red flag. If your new colleagues aren’t welcoming, it might not have anything to do with you personally. It could be a signal that your co-workers are not proud to work at the organisation and don’t want to lie about it to you.“They are not pretending anymore. They are not coming up and saying, ‘We are so excited you are here,’ because they know it sucks and they don’t want to be false to themselves that it’s all good,” Tall said.  2. You witness rude behaviour that no one stops ― not even your boss.If you notice on your first day that it’s normal to belittle colleagues and clients over email or in conversations, that’s a bad sign. The key difference between a stressful environment and a toxic one is that a toxic job normalises treating people disrespectfully. “A toxic culture is when the humans in that environment are treated poorly, are dehumanised either through abrasive leadership or gaslighting or through screaming, shouting,” Abbajay said. You don’t want to linger in these kinds of environments. Being a bystander to incivility has long-term negative consequences, because bad behaviour is contagious. In a series of experiments published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers found that the more people saw and were subject to rudeness at work, the more likely they were to become rude and hostile themselves.“If that kind of public behaviour is tolerated, that means it’s a cultural norm,” Abbajay said. Keep in mind that if it’s your boss who is not stopping bad behaviour, that makes the red flag even bigger. “If you experience anything on the first day... where your manager does not have your back, that is your sign to get the résumé out immediately,” Tall said. “That is supposed to be your number one advocate.” 3. Co-workers are too eager to gossip about colleagues in front of you.If you are new to your organisation and you already have people lined up to trash talk leaders on your team, that’s a bad sign.A place where people feel free to make accusations about co-workers when they are not in the chat or in the room is a place where office drama matters more than getting work done. “A culture that allows allows toxic rampant gossip is toxic,” Abbajay said.  4. You learn that no one has stayed longer than a few months.Ideally, if there is a role or team with high turnover, a recruiter or hiring manager will make that clear to you in the interview process and explain why that is. If you are the third person to hold your role in a year, that shouldn’t be a surprise.If you find this out on day one and not during your interview process, that’s a sign that the manager purposefully withheld this information, Tall said.“It’s a big deal to switch jobs … Many people will try to stick it out for a while,” he said. “If you are seeing a lot of folks who are just there for a few months at a time, that indicates they are reaching their decision to move on pretty quickly or it means they are being fired pretty quickly.”5. The company is proud to show off values they should not be proud of. When you start a new job, you will be introduced to what the organisation really considers important, whether they mean to reveal it or not. Tall recalled the headquarters of one client, where the company proudly showed its 150 years of history via photos in the atrium. “I’m going through 150 years and I did not see a single Black person or person of colour,” Tall said. “That alone to me speaks volumes. The fact that that is curated, and they are showing that intentionally as a reflection of ‘who we are over the past 150 years’ — to me that is just as bad if it’s intentional or unintentional.”6. The expectations of the job you interviewed for are radically different in reality. In a good onboarding process, your manager meets with you early so that you can get aligned on what success means for the role and what your duties are. In a toxic work environment, you may have little clarity on what your role is and find yourself doing work you did not sign up for. Tall said to watch out for any glaringly different expectations than those you discussed in the interview process, including anything related to salary, work hours, job duties and flexibility options. “You know when you get that first project request and it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, that’s not what was in the posting I read.’ I think those are early signs you might have gotten into something that is different than what you expected,” Tall said. It can also be a symptom of an understaffed team that needs new people to fill in for other roles that they might not be equipped to do.Staying in a job like this can set you up for failure because you will then be evaluated based on duties you don’t have the skills for, Tall said. 7. You finish your first day filled with dread about the next. There’s a big difference between first-day jitters and dread. How you feel being around the people you will spend thousands of hours with is not something to ignore. When in doubt about a new job, listen to your gut. “If you are feeling dread or unhappiness, those are important [emotions] to check into,” Abbajay said. “How do you feel when you are in this organisation with those people? We all know that emotions are contagious.”  Related...We Dream Of A Four-Day Week. Here's How To Make It RealityThis 5-Minute Desk Workout Will Help You Recharge Between WFH MeetingsIt's OK If You Don't Have Any Friends At Work
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The Common Exercise Advice You Should Actually Ignore
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Now, fitness influencers are right at your fingertips ― and you don’t even have to put on your sneakers to learn how to get the best workout.But not all advice is good advice ― or even correct. Here are some common exercise myths, according to experts (plus, what to replace them with as you work on your fitness).You need more cardio to lose weight.“Cardiovascular health is one of the most important things to focus on to decrease the risk of disease, but the idea that if you do more cardio you’ll lose weight faster is a recipe for burnout and food cravings,” said Juliet Root, a personal trainer for the workout app Onyx. “Unless you are training for an endurance sport like a marathon, performing hours of cardio can hinder your progress toward decreasing body fat.”That’s because too much cardio increases cortisol levels, leaving you in a constant state of stress. “Too much cardio can also increase appetite,” Root said. “It takes a lot more time to burn the energy that one can consume in mere minutes.”What do instead: Root recommended doing 30 to 45 minutes of cardio during a workout session that combines aerobic and interval training. On alternate days, work in strength training, which will support muscles and joints used in those cardio sessions and reduce the risk of injury. Go hard or go home.Not every workout needs to be an all-out effort. This is harmful to both our physical and mental health, said Kevin Gilliland, the executive director of Innovation360 and the host of the “Struggle Well, Live Well, Worry Less” podcast.“The duration and intensity of your workout should really be based on how you feel on a given day,” he said. “This is how your body will perform and recover its best, not by continuing to push it to the limit.”Research published in the journal Cell Metabolism supports this line of thinking. Both male and female subjects did a series of high-intensity interval training workouts on an almost daily basis. This led to a decline in mitochondria function. Mitochondria work as cell powerhouses, generating the energy needed for cell reactions in the body including metabolism regulation, glucose tolerance and more. Once the intensity levels of the subjects’ workouts were reduced, mitochondria function improved.What to do instead: You don’t need to shy away from HIIT-style workouts, but make sure to also rotate in low-impact days as a balance, such as yoga, walking or a similar activity.Heavy weights will bulk you up.Just like there’s no magic bullet to lose 10 pounds, picking up a heavier dumbbell won’t turn your physique into a bodybuilder’s.“Unless you are lifting with a high volume and dieting in a specific way, it is very hard to grow your muscles to the point where you would notice a big difference in size,” Root said. “Strength training that challenges your muscles to failure is an important part of creating lean muscle mass and can increase metabolism, helping you burn more calories at rest.”What to do instead: Before you pick up heavier weights, focus on your form to make sure you’re doing the exercises properly. From there, increase anywhere from 5 to 10 pounds to keep your muscles guessing and your metabolism humming. “Lifting heavier can often be the key to someone seeing a reduction in body fat and a leaner physique take shape,” Root said.Working out at home isn’t the same as in-person at the gym.Gilliland said this is one piece of advice that is true, but with a caveat. “There are a lot of benefits when it comes to home exercise but working out at home is extremely challenging for a lot of people,” he said. “What is often missing is the impact of people in a group, particularly on those days when you’re not feeling motivated. Even the most disciplined exercisers feel this from time to time.” This doesn’t mean you have to force yourself back into the gym if you’re not ready or comfortable. You just need to get creative with your at-home setup to make sure you stay motivated and accountable.What do instead: “No matter what type of workout you’re doing, connect yourself to a group or individuals virtually to build that gym-like community,” Gilliland said. “The influence and encouragement of other people is significant in subtle ways ― sometimes it’s attitude or perspective or new recovery techniques to use for your next rest day.”Focus on your core.Here’s the thing about those crunches you love churning out: They will make you a stronger athlete and person, but they aren’t necessarily going to result in a six-pack. “Dietary changes and genetics play the biggest role in seeing a defined stomach,” Root said. “You can’t spot-reduce body fat in any one area, be it your core or somewhere else.”What to do instead: Do exactly what you’re doing when it comes to core workouts, just make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons and don’t get frustrated if you think you’re not getting results. 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