An intimidating work environment can leave workers feeling insecure and overwhelmed. An atmosphere of harassment or a work atmosphere that is intimidating to others can cause stress and raise the stress levels of everyone. Feeling stressed, under pressure and overwhelmed can affect your performance at work as well as your relationships with co-workers and management. You may feel anxious in the office or feel that others are putting you in a situation where you are uncomfortable and your work quality suffers. Below are some ways for you to create an intimidating work environment in a way that is productive and helps you achieve your goals.