toxic work environments

woodblock illustration of a striped mother cat nuzzling two kittens
From The life and labors of Charles H. Spurgeon / by Geo. C. Needham (1884)

123rd chat, Tuesday December 10 2019: toxic work environments
6 pm Pacific / 7 pm Mountain / 8 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern

moderated by @GingerReads
Wakelet (compilation of tweets) by @violetbfox

discussion questions:

  • Q1. What is a toxic work environment? Is that a useful term? Why or why not?
  • Q2. How do toxic work environments impact efforts to dismantle oppression in libraries?
  • Q3. How can individuals cope with a toxic work environment?
  • Q4. If you could offer advice to administrators/leaders/managers trying to shift a toxic work culture to a positive one, what would you say?
  • Q5. If you could offer advice to non-managerial workers trying to shift a toxic work culture to a positive one, what would you say?
  • Q6. What fundamental changes could be made to librarianship to prevent toxic work cultures from forming?