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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A month ago, Wes was hired to join your six-person department. All of you are peers with the same job title and boss. Wes is doing a good job. But he’s loud. The nature of your work requires operating in close quarters with him—and his grating voice drives you crazy. What should you do?
Some conflicts are beyond your control. But you can always decide how to respond.

Move over, Google. Microsoft grabs tech headlines this month by adding zippy new features to its Internet Explorer browser. Here are four cool tricks that will save time for you and your employees.

As conflicts intensify, you face a choice. You can either spoil for a fight or detach yourself and stay levelheaded.

It’s late, and you’re chained to your desk finishing work your boss needs first thing in the morning. The two colleagues who were helping with the project? Long gone. Don't get stuck going it alone like that again. These four tips will help you manage co-workers who drop the ball.

Soon after Gary Lizalek was hired at a Wisconsin medical firm, he informed the company that he believed, as a matter of religious faith, that he was three separate beings. The company fired all three Lizaleks. He sued, saying the company failed to accommodate his religious beliefs.

At some point in their careers, most people end up in the position of being left to do the work after flaky colleagues drop the ball. Anita Bruzzese (www.45things.com), who writes about workplace issues, offers these four tips for handling co-workers who drop the ball, and how to get them to pull their weight:

Lisa crunches numbers. She works with you but does not report to you. Her boss is the chief financial officer. You rely on Lisa’s accounting and budget projections to make key decisions. But she spends more time bullying you than providing the data you need ...
Do you prefer conflicts to peaceful coexistence? Before you rush to say, “Of course not,” think again. Many people perpetuate conflict because they fear the consequences of resolving it.
Stewing resentments often emerge as the No. 1 impediment to resolving conflict. The urge to keep anger alive—and let it fester inside you—can overpower your better judgment.
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