Feeling appreciated at work is valuable and often dependant on what kind of leader you have. When a leader takes their employees feelings into account, it can make a significant impact (“Preventing toxic work”, 2019).

“ ‘When family and life issues conflict with work situations, this can cause ‘hindrance stress’ which means job demands are viewed as obstacles to personal growth or goals…[this can cause an individual to] lash out with aggressive and undermining behavior toward their peers,” stated Dr. Gabi Eissa, who published the research (“Preventing toxic work”, 2019).

It has been shown that “ethical leadership” is found to be an effective strategy to assist employees that are in a rough mental state. Leaders who coach their employees through their work-related worries and assist them with managing negative feelings or situations lead to a much more positive work place and happier people (“Preventing toxic work”, 2019).

To analyze this, researchers surveyed “156 employees who worked at least 20 hours a week (focal employees) and one of their co-workers to determine how work-family conflict affected hindrance stress”. Employees then measured their family stress and coworkers were asked to measure various social undermining activities – it was found that employees who were led by ethical leaders were happier and less likely to engage in negative behavior. This research offers further insight into the importance of having strong leaders in a work environment (“Preventing toxic work”, 2019).

Reference: San Diego State University. (2019, April 4). Preventing toxic work environments through ethical leadership: Recent research indicates that empowering employees allows them to respond positively to negative situations. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 4, 2019 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190404094859.htm