Nearly half of healthcare workers admit to having had mental health challenges due to toxic workplace behaviour.
Nearly one in every three healthcare workers is too afraid of penalisation or professional repercussions to report their manager for bullying.
According to a recent study of 1,000 employees conducted by Culture Shift, more than half (52%) of healthcare workers have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
The report highlighted that 48% of healthcare workers have had mental health challenges because of toxic workplace behaviour, 42% say bad workplace culture has impacted their productivity and 32% have had to take time off due to an incident surrounding bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct.
Of those in the industry surveyed, 48% also admit to having had mental health challenges because of toxic workplace behaviour.
Most shockingly, the data also revealed that almost a third (31%) of healthcare workers would not report a case of bullying inflicted by a senior colleague due to fear of penalisation or professional repercussions.
A basic right to be treated with respect.
Culture Shift, a real-time reporting platform to identify and prevent harassment and bullying, says people have a basic right to be treated with respect.
Gemma McCall, CEO at Cuture Shift, said; “The evidence has been consistently clear for a long time now; a happy and supported workforce is a productive and profitable one.
“But even without this consideration, we should still all be entitled to a number of basic professional assurances in the workplace – such as the right to expect colleagues to behave with respect, treat people with dignity and work and thrive in an environment of psychical and psychological safety.
“No one should carry the burden of someone else’s toxic behaviour when they’re just trying to earn a living.”
She continues: “Companies and organisations that treat their employees fairly, actively adopt the appropriate anti-discrimination and harassment protocols, foster a truly speak up culture and work constantly to create safe and supportive environments will thrive and flourish.”