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Toxic workplace cultures - how to avoid them


This session will look at what makes workplaces happy and successful as well as what can be done to avoid poor workplace cultures.

Business need

Most people know what it is like to work in an unhappy organisation where the culture is really ‘toxic’. The symptoms are all too easy to spot; they can include high staff turnover, poor employee engagement, grievances and employment tribunals. A recent survey showed that 39% of senior executives seriously think of quitting within 90 days after joining a new organisation because they despair of ‘fitting in’.

Economic times are tough and it is not easy to run a successful organisation. Organisations need to have a really positive workplace culture if they are going to succeed. Managers need to be skilful to avoid poor behaviour in the workplace that can lead to a bad atmosphere about the place, leading to poor productivity and high legal and recruitment costs.

Suitable For

HR staff who have a specific interest in employment relations or organisational development. Senior managers who just can’t seem to get their teams working well together. Equality and Diversity specialists who are being asked to tackle a culture where bullying is an issue.


Delegates will:

Understand why negative cultures can arise in workplaces, what the symptoms and costs of this can be.

Learn about what legal and financial benefits there in developing a healthy and positive atmosphere and culture at work.

Understand the barriers to bringing about change, and how these can be overcome.

Learn about the particular skills managers need to develop a good workplace culture and avoid a poor one.

How to bring about change in an organisation where the culture is not good. This will include an exploration of the different ways in which difficult issues can be opened up and dealt with an organisation.

Venue Euston Tower - 10:00 - D   Map (opens in new window)   Date 07/03/2018    Time 10:00 - 16:00   
Price £245.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.