Sara El Kareh
Imagine yourself working in a dysfunctional office where coworkers are fighting, some are gossiping and others are for power or control… Such a nightmare! Studies revealed that managers actually trying to solve coworkers conflicts 1 day every workweek (20% of their time). You can choose to let it go and ignore it. However, you can try to spark the fight, and seek for a calm place to work at.
- You should learn to choose employees who match your organization’s culture, and train them to improve the required skill instead of trying to change their behavior.
- If you are someone who interferes in the conflicts of your employees, you must be aware that as long as you bring solutions, problems will be haunting you forever.
- Be a coach who teaches employees how to cope so that they will be more devoted to work.
- Set behavior standards at work and apply them on all employees with no exceptions. Or else, you will end up having an office full of distractions, stress and discomfort.