Working In A Toxic Team

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Every man for himself

A toxic team does not understand or promote ideas like empathy, compassion, team play etc. The captain(s) of such a team actively promote the culture of deceit, bullying team members in case they slip up or lambasting team members on every stage inside the company they can get to.

It is a losing battle

You will be held accountable for the things you had no control over. You will be required to give clarifications for the actions you did not perform. The leader(s) pick who gets to take the blame and the ensuing beating, although it was a failure of the entire team. People in such a team like to make a mountain out of a molehill.

You will lose your sanity

Initially you will rub things off thinking that you can easily tackle this sort of environment by not paying attention to what others are saying and by delivering a good quality of work. But sooner or later bad things will start to catch up to you.



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Rajat Saxena

Rajat Saxena


Software Engineer; Builds Internet Based Businesses & Apps; Solopreneur