Working on large infrastructure and engineering projects depends on productive and collaborative teamwork, and good working relationships are essential to projects being completed to tight and stressful deadlines. A single ‘bad apple’ within your team can lead to dips in productivity and a toxic work atmosphere.
More often than not, toxic behavior is the result of stress, and your colleague may not realize the impact they are having on you and others on your team. Approaching these individuals in a professional and empathetic manner can help you stop toxic behaviors before they have a further impact on your work performance and mental wellbeing.
This resource provides the strategies you can use to deal with a toxic co-worker who is bullying or undermining you, and take your personal power back in your workplace.