Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about toxic manager:
I work in a non-profit, service organization where I get a lot of personal meaning and gratification from the contribution I am able to make to the community. Of course, there are problems – and the one that makes me craziest is a toxic co-worker. We’re both department heads, and for years I’ve stayed professionally civil but out of her way, and watched as she picks “targets” and systematically tears employees and volunteers down. I’ve put a lot of energy into trying to shield the people who report to me from her dept’s dysfunction and malcontent. Unfortunately, our director is a “peace at any cost” kind of guy.