Reduce workplace conflict, and productivity will follow

Defusing workplace conflict gets companies back on track.

Dealing with conflict in a workplace setting is a delicate but necessary element of keeping productivity high.

It’s inevitable that colleagues will disagree. However, the damaging effects of these conflicts are avoidable, provided managers know the right way to avert them. Letting issues linger or worsen over time can weaken a workplace on multiple levels, slowing teams’ progress and harming their ability to take care of even simple responsibilities.

Not only do unresolved conflicts cause short-term workflow disruptions, they tend to lead to bigger problems down the line. This is why ignoring issues and hoping they will go away is an unacceptable strategy. Managers who tackle conflict head-on to ensure it doesn’t take root can get their teams on the right track.

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