There are many areas of a workplace that can become dysfunctional. From workplace culture to demanding workloads a dysfunctional workplace can mean nothing but trouble.
Dysfunction not only causes problems for those who work there, but it affects the customers, who either get services or products from the business.
When there is dysfunction in a business it can only lead to a spiral downward. Once this downward spiral begins multiple symptoms start to appear.
At first the symptoms may not be easy to pinpoint and Band-Aids are handed out for quick fixes. As time goes on it becomes very apparent that there is no quick fix and serious help is needed.
Some of the symptoms caused by dysfunction in the workplace are apathy, cynicism, absence of responsibility and integrity. The business can become a toxic place to be and employee health issues can arise.
What becomes difficult for the employees who understand the problems are due to dysfunction, is it may not be possible for them to correct the dysfunction, so getting out may be the answer.
The article below lists some of the top dysfunctions businesses face today.
- Lack of leadership
- Lack of appreciation
- Too Much – Work, demands and unrealistic expectations.
If you think you may be dealing with dysfunction in your workplace then this article has great information for you.