October 3, 2011
Most of the consulting and clinical work I do regarding disruptive behavior centers around the disruptive individual. Though I often make recommendations to the organization about the systemic issues that might be contributing to the acting out of a professional within the system, I usually tend to work with individuals far more often than working with the organization.
I came across a nice article about an organizational approach to understanding and “detoxing” a work setting. The authors explain the significant detrimental effects of disruptive (or toxic) behavior in the workplace and a systemic approach to understanding the dynamics of the organization.