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Infographic: 5 Types of Toxic Employees (and How You Should Deal with Them)


Gossip, low productivity and burnout can ruin a team. Often, these problems are introduced via one or a few bad employees, derailing moving toward a goal. All it takes is is one toxic employee to completely ruin a project.

Reuben Yonatan of put together an infographic -- with information from Business Insiders, Forbes and other business publications -- that can help any team leader deal with bad staff members. He identifies five typical toxic employee archetypes and gives suggestions on how to deal with them in the graphic below or on's site.

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Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.

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