The Management Blog
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One of the most destructive problems at work is a conflict among employees.
When an argument breaks out between one or more colleagues, this often interferes with work, as individuals focus on personal issues rather than spend their time working. Learn More
When managing a team of individuals, supervisors are the ones responsible for making sure that employees are conducting themselves professionally, and working efficiently and ethically. When staff members act accordingly and follow all the rules, managers may praise them and reward them. Learn More
Conflict in the workplace, while unpleasant, is fairly common.
It is said that human resource managers can spend up to 60% of their time dealing with disputes at work. Learn More
At what point does office humour cross the line? It may seem that good natured ribbing is just a way to lighten the mood, but it is far too easy to accidentally become a workplace bully. In reality, as much as we would like to believe that bullying only takes place in the playground, sometimes conflict management is needed in the workplace as well.
In his book Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey says that the fifth habit is, ‘Seek first to understand and then to be understood’. Most conflict occurs when people are stuck in their own position and are not prepared to see or appreciate the other person’s point of view. Learn More