When Work is Actively Hurting You: How to Tell if Your Job is Psychologically Unsafe

podcast Mar 02, 2023

The sad truth is, toxic work environments are still alive and well in medicine.

This isn’t just minor annoyances - we’re talking work cultures where something undesirable has mutated into something that’s genuinely psychologically unsafe.

As a physician, you have a human, basic right to feel safe in your job and if that’s not being served where you work, it’s time to take action.

What are the signs of a toxic environment?

How do we support people who are on the receiving end of a toxic culture?

In this episode, I’m sharing why a toxic work culture is something we shouldn’t just accept or tolerate.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Understanding vs. standing under
    When someone is having a bad experience at work, how do we hold space for them, even if we don’t share their experience?

  • Work environment red flags
    From bullying and belittling to gaslighting, how can we tell that we’re in a psychologically unsafe environment?

  • How to know it’s time to exit
    We usually look out for big signs that we should leave the job, but do the little signs also tell us something too?


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