The Toxicity of our City: The Effect of Toxic Workplace Environment on Employee’s Performance


  • M. Ikhwan Maulana Haeruddin Universitas Negeri Makassar
  • Abdi Akbar Universitas Negeri Makassar
  • Tenri SP Dipoatmodjo Universitas Negeri Makassar
  • Agung Widhi Kurniawan Universitas Negeri Makassar
  • Rahmat Riwayat Abadi Universitas Negeri Makassar



Toxic workplace environment, green management, employee performance, human resource management


Performance has an important role in an organization to achieve its goals. Even some sources state that, performance can achieve its goals. This study is aiming to determine the effect of the workplace environment on the performance of SAMSAT employees in Maros Regency. This is due to the lack of the explanation on the topic particularly on public service sector. This research is a quantitative stance with Likert scale type questionnaires. 31 employees of SAMSAT of Maros Regency were recruited as respondents. The instrument validity test uses item analysis and is calculated using the product moment formula, while the reliability test uses the Cronbach’s Alpha formula. Prerequisites for analysis include normality test and linearity test. Next, test the hypothesis using simple regression. The results of the study show that the level of goodness of the workplace environment in SAMSAT Maros Regency into the good category, namely 60.22% from 100%. The results of the study indicate that the workplace environment is shaping the employee’s performance. Moreover, the toxic workplace environment will negatively influence the employee’s performance and may lead to job dissatisfaction, this is more likely experienced by junior employees. Hence to tackle this problem, there are numerous strategies can be performed to tackle this problem. One of the strategies is for the organization leaders to show their support to employees by acknowledging their problems at work and providing essential help, particularly for the tasks that have more stressful requirements.

Author Biography

M. Ikhwan Maulana Haeruddin, Universitas Negeri Makassar

Department of Management, Associate Professor



How to Cite

Haeruddin, M. I. M., Akbar, A., Dipoatmodjo, T. S., Kurniawan, A. W., & Abadi, R. R. (2022). The Toxicity of our City: The Effect of Toxic Workplace Environment on Employee’s Performance. International Journal of Social Science and Business, 6(2).