Breaking: Toxic work cultures are bad

Ted Bauer
2 min readJan 18, 2022

This graphic is from MIT. If you go back through the COVID pandemic and into “The Great Resignation” — a deeply flawed narrative, but a narrative nonetheless — you will see 18,000 charts like this, all purporting that “toxic cultures” are creating the churn in employees, even relative to compensation. Most of these charts are presented as some form of breaking news. I am unclear who the audience is, really. Executives don’t…

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Ted Bauer

Mostly write about work, leadership, friendship, masculinity, male infertility, and some other stuff along the way. It's a pleasure to be here.