When tensions arise in any workplace team, as a manager, it can be tempting to gloss over it or let it resolve itself. But effective management of employee tensions and conflicts in their early stages is crucial in order to minimise any fallout. So what can you do to resolve conflict in the workplace?
The way we communicate to our employees can often affect the results they are able to generate. Naturally, the more positively we communicate the more influence we have over positive results. However, being a manager is not easy, there is sometimes the sense of being put on a peddle stool and others forget that you are just as human as anyone else. From time to time, being human can mean using these 3 phrases, which you should absolutely try to avoid.
It’s no secret that a great sense of well-being is the secret to happiness but unfortunately there is an ignored theme that happiness only belongs in our personal life. With an average of 40 hours being dedicated to our working week (8 hours a day) why should the focus on well-being be limited to a person’s life outside of his or her career? It is clear that with such a massive chunk of our life being involved with our working responsibilities, employers should consider the company benefits in creating room for staff well-being.
There is little mystery in why we start businesses, we aim to succeed in a financial gain and aim to carry out a professional life that we enjoy and are passionate about. Either way, the faculty of a business is to be “goal driven” but sometimes we can forget what drives our businesses or rather, who drives the business. In such a case we may unknowingly treat our staff like functioning parts to a bigger machine rather than the human beings of which we all are, and members of a team that we appreciate.
As our understanding has evolved around Mental Health issues, so too has the development of therapies. Quite impressively, professionals have made serious progress in combating Mental Health. From the creation of a vast variation of therapeutic strategies, to raising awareness across the whole of the UK, no stone has been left unturned. But perhaps the oldest trick in the book – is a self help book and there are many reasons why you should turn to them for guidance.
“Life is about balance”, this is most certainly a phrase everyone has come across and it is true for good reason. Moderation in anything that has the capacity to affect your Mental Health is perhaps a cure in the form of prevention. At the very top of the list of substances that can cause deficit to your well-being and the way in which we operate in work is alcohol.