Studies show that people don’t leave workplaces, they leave bosses.
And at a deeper level, people don’t leave workplaces, or bosses, they leave the conflict cultures that are developed, tolerated and supported in the organization.
We can argue all we want for better workplaces (that certainly happens in this space) and we can all argue for people trapped inside of organizations to be more intentional and use better strategies to address the conflict cultures they are already in (that happens here as well) but what’s tolerated, developed, and supported must change first.
Or else, we must come to the realization that we pick the conflict culture of the organizations we’re working for.
And we pick to stay there, in spite of them, as well.