How Do You Handle Conflicts in the Workplace?

Workplace conflict can go unseen and unheard, but unfortunately, it is present in most workplaces. Small businesses especially suffer when conflicts go unresolved, so having a conflict resolution policy and process in place can save you time, energy, and money. Conflicts have a huge impact on company moral, employee productivity, and workplace collaboration. Does your company have a conflict resolution strategy? If not, it might be time to consider implementing one. Contact us to help you develop a strategy that adds value and sustainability to your business. We want to make sure you avoid costly lawsuits, and retain your good employees by handling conflict in the best way possible.

"The fact of the matter is conflict in the workplace is unavoidable. It will find you whether you look for it (good idea – more later) or not. The ability to recognize conflict, understand the nature of conflict, and to be able to bring swift and just resolution to conflict will serve you well as a leader – the inability to do so may well be your downfall…

So the question then becomes how to effectively deal with conflict when it arises. It is essential for organizational health and performance that conflict be accepted and addressed through effective conflict resolution processes. While having a conflict resolution structure is important, effective utilization of conflict resolution processes is ultimately dependent upon the ability of all parties to understand the benefits of conflict resolution, and perhaps more importantly, their desire to resolve the matter." Continue reading this article, "5 Keys of Dealing with Workplace Conflict", by Mike Myatt on the Forbes website.

Advancements in technology especially impact the way conflict occurs, for example, cyber bullying and online harassment. These issues can also lead to improper use of email or phone. We can show you how to recognize, address, and even prevent conflict through policy development and enforcement, mediation, and dispute resolution. We know that handling workplace conflicts effectively can be extremely difficult. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or to see how we can help you avoid conflicts in the first place.

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