Workplace and Business Conflict

We spend a lot of time at work, so workplace conflicts can be especially challenging and unsettling.  It’s natural to not always see eye to eye with supervisors, managers, co-workers, colleagues, or direct reports, and it’s common for divisive issues to arise within or between work units, departments or divisions. 

Conflicts may involve very different perspectives about:

  • Workplace culture and work styles
  • Appropriate workplace attire, behaviors and boundaries
  • Work/life balance
  • Expectations regarding after-hours email
  • Personal time online
  • How work should be assigned and by whom
  • Job responsibilities
  • Independence and accountability
  • Promotion, advancement, and compensation
  • Use and allocation of organizational resources
  • Company priorities and direction
  • Organizational policies and practices
  • Workplace rights and privileges
  • Issues regarding training and supervision

Work-related conflict may even extend beyond the boundaries of the organization.  For example, you might have a dispute with a customer, vendor, supplier, or competitor.

In a family business, a dispute may involve family members who have different levels of involvement in the day-to-day business operations.

Mediation, facilitation, and/or conflict coaching can help you bridge divides to clarify issues, identify what’s important to all involved, and explore and identify solutions.

To learn more, call us at (617) 621-7009 or use the link below to schedule a complimentary consultation.