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.