1 Paragraph Each Colleague

1 Paragraph Each Colleague

Respond to at least two of your colleagues in one of more of the following ways:

· Offer an alternative example that will further inform your colleague’s perspective about a manager’s role in creating a positive work environment.

· Offer alternative or additional approaches that you would suggest would be effective in mitigating workplace toxicity

· Offer other lessons that you learned from reading through the posts your colleague made.

Note what you have learned and/or any insights that you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

1st Colleague to respond to:

     The different types of work environment are so important in our daily tasks.  The atmosphere depends solely on the individuals surrounding the environment.  If a manager is constantly having a bad attitude at work, then the staff will initially have that same attitude or vice versa.  A lot of people’s reactions are dependent upon other’s actions.

            I was employed at a hospital for six years and it was a busy work environment.  My manager was an amazing manager because he knew that we worked hard, and he wanted us to be content and alleviate some of the stress that we were already under.  He taught us how to work as a team.  Working as a team is one of the four disciplines in a healthy organization.  Lencioni (2013) states that there are four disciplines of a healthy organization:  team, clarity, over-communications, and reinforce.  These disciplines are important in an organization and it brings individuals closer together.  When organizations are lacking these qualities, it may have a negative impact on the company.  For instance, one may have a colleague who is always out for their own personal gain or who is never willing to help others in the company.  This will lead to an unhealthy environment and will tend to cause problems in the workplace.  I have been around people who think this way.  It is a stressful environment to be in.

            A manager’s role is to foster collaboration to strengthen relationships and boost project performance (Smits, 2017).  Manager’s role is to also practice strong communication among the team in order to effectively lead others in a positive direction.  Delegating is also an important role of a manager.  Delegation frees up time for planning and organizing and helps you learn how to manage and develop employees (Baker, 2016).

            In my professional career, I have been in toxic environments.  Some problems were caused by the managers and some were caused by my colleagues.  Managers should take steps in controlling these toxic environments.  Managers should fully communicate with their team the expectations and rules to follow while under their leadership.  Managers can also teach their team the value of teamwork which can avoid toxic environments.  Employees can take steps in building a positive and healthy culture by learning how to collaborate with others and wanting to be a team player.  Employees can also be attentive to other’s needs and always wanting to go that extra mile for the organization.


Baker, J. A. (2016). Management tips: 10 reasons to delegate. Retrieved from http://www.bakercommunications.com/archive/apr13/management04013.html

Smits, K. (2017). An invisible constraint: Don’t overlook the power of organizational culture. Here’s how to nurture a positive environment. PM Network, 31(5), 24

TheTableGroup. (2013). The four disciplines of a healthy organization [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31fOTwc7MUA

2nd Colleague to respond to:

What is a Manager’s Role in Creating a Positive Work Environment and Dealing with Workplace Toxicity?

Describe a work environment or situation that you consider to be positive and what aspects stand out as making it that way.

Making a positive workplace deeply motivates and connects with your employees, prompting higher job satisfaction and employee maintenance inside your association, also less worry among your employees ( Lindberg, & Vingård,2012). A solid workplace gives you and your employee’s chances to share thoughts for your organization’s prosperity that can enable your association to develop. A solid office environment can likewise support your employees’ profitability and diminish your odds of managing regular non-appearance and, in specific ventures, laborers’ remuneration and clinical cases.

Describe a work environment or scenario where you have observed some negative aspects and the impact those have.

 I believe that having a toxic workplace is a negative aspect and the impact those have. This is one where employees think that it is hard to work or progress in their vocations because of the negative environment made by colleagues, managers, or the organizational culture itself. Complaints are toxic, At the point when employees accept, they can change any issues that emerge, they make a move to mitigate issues rather than latently whining. Positive development makes certain to happen when the focus goes to what exactly is working out in a good way and what should be possibly better.

Describe the role that a manager has in creating a healthy and positive environment. Provide an example from your own experience of specific actions or behaviors that you observed in a manager who nurtured a positive work environment.

The role that a manager has in creating a healthy positive environment is one that is a fruitful  organization that  realizes  a positive workplace begins with employing opportune individuals and  the  employees are proficient and team players (Lindberg & Vingard, 2012). An example from specific actions or behaviors that I have observed for a manager who nurtured a positive work environment is first, I would say a successful manager that has to be self -disciplined, responsible, and presentable. he or she must also be positive, enthusiastic and a good listener. A manager of a reputed company must be able to work well with people and must have leadership abilities. He or she must persevere in helping the company to achieve its goals. Excellent communication skills are of critical importance. For a manager, They should first focus on the basic elements of the management which are planning, organizing, staffing, directing, communicating, and control to make the environment positive and healthy.

Explain the steps that a manager could take when there are making the environment toxic. Provide examples to illustrate. the environment toxic.

There are certain steps that a manager could take when there are making the environment toxic These are centered around giving notice that the behavior is unwanted and documenting the behavior. Steps to deal with a hostile work environment include: Asking the employee or other person to stop the behavior and document the request. If the victim feels too afraid or too intimidated to make this request himself, he should ask his direct supervisor or human resources to make the request. Keep a log of incidents involving harassment or abuse, including the dates, times, and circumstances. Keep copies of offending communications, such as emails, text messages, voicemail messages, notes, and gifts. If the offending employee does not stop the behavior, report the issue to a supervisor, supplying him with any proof of the behavior, and let him know you have already asked that the employee stop. If the offending employee continues the behavior or begins other harassing behavior in retribution, report this circumstance again to the supervisor. If, after following the chain of command as outlined in the company’s guidelines, the offending employee continues in unacceptable behavior, and the employer does not take definitive steps to stop the behavior, file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. At the point when organization leaders or managers do not request input, employees will accept they are not esteemed, prompting diminished efficiency and contribution. By demonstrating employees their opinions are esteemed, they will normally feel more satisfied and will offer their best work to their organizations. The manager’s employees are their assets.

Explain the steps individual employees can take to build a healthy and positive work culture.

According to  Mikkelsen, Jacobsen, &Andersen (2015) stated that “As managers’ enforcement actions can affect employees’ experiences of self-determination, such actions are likely important for both employee perceptions and employee intrinsic motivation”(186).At the point when staff individuals pull back from their own professional responsibilities and leave different individuals getting the pieces, it sends an explicit message of lack of regard to both individual employees and the organization all in all. Rather than allowing sluggishness to slide, be proactive and attempt these tips to advance responsibility in the workplace. In case you are finding a way to improve the culture yet are yet observing negative conduct in an employee, more genuine action like a review or terminating may have been taken.

On the off chance that this is the appalling case, you need to be set up to employ someone new. Fill the vacant position with the best applicant as fast and proficiently as could be expected under the circumstances. A basic component of any organization’s prosperity originates from delineating a reason and vision. While most organizations have mission articulations, many have not made the one stride further to characterize the estimations of the organization’s culture (Smits, (2017). An invisible constraint: Don’t overlook the power of organizational culture. In conclusion, an incredible method to support spirit among the entire organization is to execute a focus on surpassing expectations for everyone you run over during your day. Employee to employee, manager to employee, employee to the client – every interaction ought to have the accentuation of going the additional progression. Not only is this useful for business, yet in doing as such, it gives consistent positive trades to everyone included. These mutual encounters make everyone, clients, and employees the same, feel like they are a piece of something significant and important. At the point when you are working in and running a flourishing professional environment, you will notice that employees are taking proprietorship for their actions and perspectives. You will see your whole group teaming up on activities and offering suggestions to take care of issues. You will perceive your employees investing wholeheartedly in their work and their contributions, which prompts an organization loaded up with reason and important yield.


Lindberg, P., & Vingård, E. (2012). Indicators of healthy work environments – a systematic review. Work, 41, 3032-3038.

Mikkelsen, M. F., Jacobsen, C. B., Andersen, L. B. (2015). Managing employee motivation: Exploring the connections between managers’ enforcement actions, employee perceptions, and employee intrinsic motivation. International Public Management Journal 20(2), 183-205.

Smits, K. (2017). An invisible constraint: Don’t overlook the power of organizational culture. Here’s how to nurture a positive environment. PM Network, 31(5), 24.

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