Science Says Do These 12 Things to Survive Your Toxic Workplace

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With the World Health Organization now recognizing burnout as an official medical diagnosis, there’s no longer any excuse for working professionals not to take the issue seriously. Burnout can cause serious damage to your mental and physical health — plus it makes you a less productive employee to boot.

One of the key causes of burnout is a toxic work environment, in which stress runs high, communication is nonexistent, and colleagues go for each other’s throats instead of having one another’s backs. If you’re starting to feel the onset of burnout yourself, it may be time to step back and take a look at your work environment. Are you just run down, or is something more sinister afoot?

A new infographic from  can help you determine whether or not your workplace is toxic. If so, the infographic also offers 12 science-backed tips you can try to make office life more bearable. Check it out below:


By Matthew Kosinski