Your inner and organizational culture is one of resignation or settling on “how things are.” You could be struggling with reconciling patterns of behaviors you observe in the leaders and colleagues that are inconsistent with what you want to see or experience in a work environment. You don’t speak up because you tell yourself “it doesn’t matter”. Titles and positions seem to over-ride effort and know-how and the same individuals tend to pull the majority of the weight without the respect and recognition they deserve. This diminishes effort and consequently, the desire to perform. Micromanagement has taken the place of innovative thinking and authentic dialogue. People don’t feel connected to the company mission so they “check out” and disengage. Company values are either non-existent or rarely modeled, creating backbiting, gossip and distrust. Hardworking employees are most likely overworked, while the disengaged do the bare minimum until they find another job. You are likely at a crossroads of decision. Do I stay or leave? And if you choose to leave, the tendency will be to blame outside conditions for what is going on: “It is them, not me.” This culture is what people refer to as “toxic”.
With a coach, determine what is important for you to experience in a work culture. In other words, create a definition of success for what an ideal environment looks like for you. Make sure it is something you can accept at least 85% personal responsibility and accountability for, and in your next interview when asked why you “quit”, use that definition as a reason versus blaming the organizational culture.