Conflicts at work take many forms. It might be an individual with a grievance, a problem between an employee and a manager or conflict between two co-workers. Any conflict can get in the way of work and make your business less productive.
Dealing with conflict at an early stage will save time, money and stress later on, for both the employer and employees and will stop the situation developing into a full-blown dispute.
Some of the issues that can cause conflict between individuals and groups at work include:
- ineffective or insufficiently trained management
- unfair treatment
- unclear job roles
- poor communications
- poor work environment
- lack of equal opportunities
- bullying and harassment
- unresolved problems from the past
- an increase in workload.