Posted on 18th April 2020 at 13:28
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?
What causes conflict at work?
Team conflict can appear at any time for many different reasons. Whether it originates from low-level differences, misunderstandings, or personality clashes, or deeper, more long-established issues, it’s crucial to handle every individual situation tactfully – and quickly.
Though not an exhaustive list, we’ve set down some of the most common reasons for conflict in the workplace – some more serious than others – and what they can mean for those involved.