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No. 768 / Toxic? Or something else?

We’re so quick to call it a toxic culture. But think about. Is it really toxic? Why?

It’s one thing if you work with a bunch of jerks, it’s another if the process is just broken.

It’s probably a toxic culture if you are being publicly shamed or manipulated, it’s probably not if you’re just being pushed beyond your comfort zone.

And yes, there is a bunch of gray area in between. But don’t be so quick to call it toxic. It might just be good for you and your career. Especially if you are dealing with difficult people who challenge and push you.

After all, you learn more from people who challenge your thought process than from those who affirm your conclusions.