The Role Of Conflict In The Workplace

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Conflict is a fact. Not all people are going to get along and if not handled accordingly can become destructive. The Webster Dictionary defines conflict as a clash; battle or a disagreement of ideas, or interests (Webster, 2016). Conflict is tough for employees, managers and employers to face. Adding to this difficulty is the trouble in defining conflict, as each situation is different among each work environment. Not handling conflict promptly or correctly can lead to larger concerns and greater troubles. "Workplace conflicts can emerge in any number of forms, but there are some general, garden-variety types that I see on a repeated basis: conflicts with the boss, conflicts with peers and conflicts among a manager’s direct reports or teammates" …show more content…
While this is just some possible reasons, each can have a career long impact to an employee and a long-term effect on the company. If an employee feels as though they are bored at work, this can lead to a negative attitude towards the job tasks. This may be interpreted by others as negative energy and cause animosity between coworkers, as others will need to pick up the slack. adding to this is conflicting personalities, as one may feel the lack of productivity by another as an increase in work load for her / him self to be expected by management. While some may pick up the load with no issue, many would find it difficult to receive no recognition for their efforts, adding to the already tense environment. It does not take long for one employee to poison the work force in a small company or …show more content…
ADR, alternative dispute resolution methods give a means to achieve agreements or solutions to the issue. "Whether unionized or not, many employers adopt some form of an open door policy"(Raines, 212). While members can feel as though unions protect the non-team player, lazy worker, act. It is clear after speaking with upper level union officials that they spend 95% of their time dealing with 5% of the membership. This also leads to some feeling of unfairness or presenteeism. Unions while have a strong belief in their cause can create conflict with their positions and contractual

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