Welcome to a self-reflection exercise aimed at helping you overcome negative experiences of your workplace. With awareness you can transform your life and career into one filled with confidence, kindness, positivity, and joy. The first step to overcome a negative situation is allowing yourself to recognize how the environment affects you emotionally, cognitively, and physically.
The next step is to make a choice for change.
An unhealthy organization can make steps to become a healthy place with a viable level of trust. Over time through training, and building a strong culture and climate, they can become a positive workplace. Many times however, unhealthy environments keep slipping downhill to create various levels of toxicity. In that situation, organizational trust and capabilities fail because they did not prioritize a healthy environment for the workforce.
The outcome of toxicity in the workplace is one where it causes harm… actual harm… long-lasting harm to employees, their confidence, goals, productivity, and sometimes their workplace safety, and the health and relationships with their family.
There are 7 questions intended for relatively quick answers. We’re not looking for speed. All you need to do is:
- Read the question. They are simple YES or NO questions.
- Think of a scenario at your workplace that relates.
- Consider that scenario and how that applies to your life, or how it makes you feel.
- Move to the next question.
- When you get to the end, enter your contact info so you can receive a copy of all the notes sent to you by email.
For a decade, I’ve worked with people from all over the U.S. to help them regain their life after difficult circumstances. If you’re ready to make changes, then reach out to me at the CONTACT link above. For now, this is not about selling you a product or sessions. It is about YOU coming to terms with how your workplace affects you.
I know what wonderful organizations are with a workforce that loves what they do, they feel and know a future exists for them, and they have trust in those around them. I also know what a toxic workplace looks and feels like when co-workers kill themselves after years of bullying, fear and disappointment.
This self-reflection exercise is just a small part of what your life and career can be. For information about Transformative Life Centering, here's one (of many) success stories where people from abusive conditions (like toxic workplaces) have found life on the other side.
Of the two workforce examples above, I want the best for you.
When you are at your best, everyone around you is at their best, strengthening and supporting each other.
That’s what I want for you.
Anthony M. “Tony” Davis
Here are the 7 Self-Reflective Questions