Handled badly, conflict at work situations can escalate, diverting valuable resources away from
everyday activities and business growth and development.
“Susan, who left in August, has been paid off. I’ve no idea how much, but when I asked her if she was happy with the settlement she said ‘more than happy’. I don’t think it was entirely Simon’s fault but he was definitely the catalyst for Susan’s action against the company. If it hadn’t been Susan it would have been one of the other people Simon had a bad relationship with.”
“The closer it got to the tribunal the worse it got. The atmosphere was awful, we were all on tenterhooks all the time.
“Our boss was taken to a tribunal, it took two years; we weren’t allowed to talk about it, or mention it to each other. Bits of information were given out but we all had different bits of information.”
“They had to pay out £14,000 unfair dismissal; it could all have been avoided, I still suffer stress and anxiety because of how it was all handled”
Every workplace has its own unique culture, influenced by the nature of the business, management approach, individual workers, as well as the overarching benchmark that is set and cultivated by senior leadership.
Creating a working environment where workers build healthy and productive working relationships should not be difficult, it does, however, depend on ensuring workers are equipped to deal with negative conflict situations effectively.
Opt for learning offer a variety of development workshops to reduce the risk of destructive allegations of harassment, discrimination and unfairness.
Find out more on the Opt for learning Workshops page.
To learn more about how Opt for learning can help you deal with conflict at work
confidently and efficiently, click here to contact Coreen Nugent .