The Real Costs of Keeping a Toxic Employee | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

You know the type. They can't work with others. They're negative, volatile, and often disruptive. Some people call these toxic employees "bad apples." 

Another way to think of them? "Hurricane" employees because the damage they cause extends far beyond themselves. 

Michelle K. Duffy, a professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, says that hurricane employees can affect each organization differently. But, in general, they have the ability to "destroy the social fabric of the organisation by creating friction, drama, tension, and hostility among other employees".