Seven Strategies to Resolve Workplace Conflict

In our last post we discussed the dangers of workplace conflict, as well as some ways conflict could occur at your company. In this post we will share seven strategies to combat workplace conflict and help you resolve the conflict in the best way for your company.

Encourage discussion. Meet with everyone involved and ask each person to summarize their point of view. To find a compromise, work backwards from common long-term goals. Sometimes everyone may agree to disagree which can actually be quite relieving. Just be sure to intervene if employees start to attack each.…

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.…