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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Few people enjoy conflict, but it’s an inevitable part of life and ­business. So if you want to succeed, you need to become skilled in managing it. A few key phrases can help you to resolve conflicts when they arise, says author, speaker and consultant Barry Moltz.

Disagree tactfully with someone in public, by using one of these leadoff sentences.

It takes a variety of personalities and work styles to make up a successful workplace, but differences can cause misunderstandings and conflict on the job. To stay productive and professional, you have to learn to handle these differences. Rebecca Thorman, author of the “Kontrary” blog, has five strategies to help you do just that.

Most people would agree that it’s important to manage your emotions in the office. But is it appropriate to create official policies that would ban heated exchanges? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.
Have you ever been blindsided by a comment that someone makes— particularly if it’s offensive or not true? How do you handle it? Do you react with a defensive explanation? There’s a better way: Ask a question. It will disarm the critic, give you time to think and allow you to better understand the accuser’s meaning.

With many employees putting off retirement and staying on the job longer than they expected, it’s bound to happen: they have trouble reporting to a much younger manager. Before the work relationship becomes irreparable or an age discrimination suit is filed, have a chat with the veteran employee.

The negativity that flows from workplace whiners can spread “kind of like a cancer,” says Jim Harter. If you’re struggling to remain an optimist in the midst of workplace whiners, try these tactics.
When someone comes to you charged with emotion over a workplace concern, you need to take a deep breath and avoid getting emotional yourself, Dan Rockwell writes on “BlogHer.”
Remember, any message can be forwarded. Tanya Battel, principal of Elite EAs, warns, “Never use email to complain about someone."
Negative employee attitudes and less-than-professional behavior can poison the workplace atmosphere. Here are six solutions for real-life issues from subscribers on handling problem employees before morale suffers.
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