Preventing, managing and resolving team conflict isn’t easy, but it is an essential leadership skill. Director and co-founder of Consensio, Alexandra Efthymiades, offers three top tips on how to deal with workplace conflict.
When people are working together on a daily basis, conflict is inevitable. While it’s impossible to avoid conflicts altogether, if handled right, constructive conflict can actually work to bring a team closer together. We hear from experts about how to successfully manage conflict within a team.
Conflict in the workplace is something none of us want to deal with. Unless you have the patience of a saint, you’ve probably come across someone at work whose personality clashes with your own.
Working in a team often comes with challenges, but how you overcome them is the most important thing. We’ve highlighted 10 of the most common challenges of teamwork, and what you can do to overcome them.
Superdry founder Julian Dunkerton is waiting on the outcome of a shareholder meeting to see if he can come back as a director. The board is urging shareholders to vote against his reappointment, and considering that his last year of power at Superdry coincided with poor sales, are they right to do so? It also begs the question, when is the right time for a founder to step away from a company, and what can other entrepreneurs do to ensure they know when that right time is?
Workplace conflicts waste time and money. Senior staff need to learn ways to soften the financial and emotional blows.
The Confederation of British Industry estimates that conflict costs UK business £33 billion per year, taking up 20% of leadership time and potentially losing up to 370 million working days. One of the sure causes of such conflict is a difference in working styles.
As humans we often learn more from our mistakes than our successes – and I suspect this is now ringing true for Uber boss Travis Kalanick after a video of him berating one of his drivers went viral.
Whatever divisive situation you are facing, don’t give up! It is always possible to build teams or rebuild relationships and overcome conflict, even if it seems unlikely on the surface. Let’s explore.
London-based employment law solicitors Thomas Mansfield pushed out a survey on workplace discrimination and collated some of the most shocking comments.
Bosses need to tap into their staff's knowledge to get the best results – increasing trust, reducing conflict and motivating.
Research from Robert Half revealed that accounting and finance professionals increasingly need to have soft skills, as well as technical ability, in order to make it to the top.