Workplace Conflict: A Danger to Productivity

The work environment is full of conflicting personality types and workplace conflict can result. In a close work environment, a bully or difficult personality can easily derail projects, and addressing the issue can often be difficult. In some cases conflict can lead to various types and levels of harassment.

Some forms of harassment are easier to identify than others, but unwelcome comments, stereotyping, sexual jokes and discriminating behaviours, shouting, degrading or belittling a person publicly, withholding work or information and/or setting an unrealistic workload on an employee are all serious issues that should not be taken lightly.…