Workplace Conflict

Our workplace conflict resolution strategies will show you how to handle employee conflict by suggesting conflict management activities

Conflict management styles vary, but whatever approach you choose in dealing with employee conflict, our advice will help you in conflict resolution in the workplace.

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Terry, a manager at a financial firm, shares his challenges dealing with an uncommunicative peer.
How to successfully handle an office confrontation: You’re faced with a longtime employee who never caused problems until now. Suddenly, she is in trouble on multiple fronts. What should you do?

Recent workplace shootings in Orlando, Fla., and Fort Hood serve as powerful reminders that employers must heed signs that an employee could act out and harm co-workers or supervisors. There were 768 violence-related deaths in the workplace in 2008. Despite those disturbing numbers, many employers stick their heads in the sand. They put their assets and employees at risk by gambling that “it couldn’t happen here.”

Do women have to be better than men to succeed in the workplace? Nearly half (45%) of all working women answered “yes” in a survey by Cisco and Gender IQ. Only 26% of men agreed with the statement. Other findings:

Time to debunk five common myths about motivating employees. For example: Motivating with money—recognition and status work better. And giving nonwork rewards (breaks and free toys) says and does nothing about the quality of employees' efforts ...

When two employees argue, you don’t want to get stuck in the middle. But as a supervisor, you need to do something.

Disputes between co-workers and between employees and their bosses are almost inevitable—which is why every HR professional must know how to gather the necessary facts to find out what’s going on. Whether it is a small inquiry or a weighty investigation into serious allegations of misconduct, being deliberate and intentional about an investigation will create a more helpful and less disruptive process.

At the early stage of every conflict, we make an important decision: Do we play hardball and address the core source of concern or do we avoid it?
Michelle, a vice president at a global drug company in Massachusetts, discusses her experience with a scheming colleague.
If you’re dealing with ongoing disputes, personal grudges and all-around ill will engulfing your unit, the culprit may be your organizational culture.
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