Toxic positivity refers to the expectation for all employees in a particular workplace to maintain a positive attitude at all times, regardless of the situation they are in.
According to a Science of People study, over half (67.8%) of respondents said they experienced toxic positivity from someone in the prior week alone. This proves that toxic positivity has become an increasingly present concern among employees as one of the primary reasons for stress and burnout.
This creates a toxic work environment that is harmful to employees’ mental and emotional well-being and may cause a negative impact on overall work performance.
– Marie Gabrielle Patasin, C2 Communications, The SWFL 100