Conflict between coworkers can be a significant source of workplace stress and often results in reduced worker productivity. Understanding the nature of personal disputes and using conflict-resolution skills can reduce friction between employees.Workplace conflict is not unnatural. It often emerges from opposing needs, personality conflicts, external demands or perceived demands from others. These conflicts are often easy to spot but in some cases remain invisible to managers. Without resolution, they grow worse and can be costly to your organization.Myths about workplace conflict• Conflict is bad. From a management perspective, conflict in the workplace is not inherently bad but rather a symptom of a deeper problem. It is often a sign that changes need to be made. These changes can result in a more harmonious work environment which enhances productivity.• Conflict is win-lose. Many times, conflict is viewed as an undesirable contest of wills which can only end with one … [Read more...] about Resolving conflict in workplace
Avoiding workplace conflict
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Smarter Living Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Here’s how to fight for a better salary when you loathe uncomfortable conversations. ByA.C. Shilton Aug. 10, 2018 In every book, blog or conference about freelancing, you’ll find the same piece of advice: Negotiate the fee on every assignment. This is great advice. Or so I imagine; I wouldn’t know. In my 10 years of freelancing, I’ve never negotiated for a heftier fee. Not once. If a fee is too low, I’ll simply decline the assignment and move on. I might be paying for these financial transgressions for years — and salaried employees might be, too. Not negotiating the salary of your first job can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career, according to Linda Babcock, an economics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and … [Read more...] about How to Be an Ace Salary Negotiator (Even if You Hate Conflict)
Becky Vaughn-Furlow Careers Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 About a third of employees deal have to deal with conflict on a regular basis, spending almost three hours a week doing, separate studies show. Some conflict is unavoidable, but with proper management it can be controlled. Why do conflicts occur? Differences of opinion, treating people with no respect, arguing and disagreements happen in personal and family relationships, as well as on the job. Therefore learning to manage and resolve conflicts in a positive way is a necessary skill to develop. Two people can’t be expected to always agree on everything. Conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of relationships. Learning to deal with conflict in a healthy way is crucial. Conflict resolution is facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict and retribution. We’ve all seen or been in situations where people with different goals and needs have clashed. We have also often witnessed the intense personal … [Read more...] about Why do conflicts occur and how do we resolve them?
The run-up to Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s big July sales promotion, overlaps with Ramadan, 30 sacred days during which many observant Muslims fast and seek time off. That’s creating tension in Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, where activists say Amazon.com Inc. employs more than 1,000 East African Muslim immigrants at four warehouses. Amazon needs to stuff its facilities with inventory in preparation for one of its busiest days of the year at the very time many of those workers want a break. The conflicting demands of the religious holiday and the corporate one has helped spur something almost unheard of: Concerted workplace activism by employees of Amazon. In a tight labor market, at a sensitive moment for management, employees say the company is making moves to address the culture clash. “We don’t want to pick between our wages and our faith,” said Abdirahman Ali, one of dozens of workers from the four facilities who organizers say have … [Read more...] about Amazon grapples with Prime Day-Ramadan conflict
When Jennifer Iannolo launched an all food podcast channel 12 years ago, things did not go smoothly. She traveled the world with her co-founder, telling stories of chefs, farmers and winemakers, but knew it was time to address ongoing arguments when the two of them were literally yelling at each other at the top of Machu Picchu in Peru, which is, ironically, known for its sacred tranquility. “It was all confrontation, all the time,” says Iannolo. The Inwood resident says the conflict occurred in part because they each have strong personalities and enjoyed being the star of the show. “We’d often have creative differences about how to present our programming and grow the company. He’s a talker and an über-alpha, so I felt steamrolled. We both wore each other out.” He yelled, she shut down — a communications recipe for disaster. After “a whole lot of fighting, angst and breakup talk,” it became apparent that this pattern … [Read more...] about Conflicts at work can be productive