This is the first in a 2-part series that focuses on organisational culture. Part 1 is about understanding organisational culture, part 2 offers strategies on how to identify your organisation's culture.

We’ve all heard that an organisation’s culture is important. And certain organisational cultures (like toxic ones!) are easy to identify! But what is organisational culture?

Read more: What Lies Beneath: What is Organisational Culture?

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘toxic work environment’ thrown around quite a bit recently, either by friends, co-workers or media. You might initially think of bosses yelling at employees or gender discrimination – and you would be right. 

But what really is a toxic work environment and how do you (personally) know if you’re in one?

Read more: Are You in a Toxic Work Environment?