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.