Avoid Needless Conflict by Following These Basic Rules

Conflicts in the Workplace

Ineffective communication can cause conflicts in a workplace. Conflict Avoid needless disputes by following these basic rules:

• Set clear expectations. You’ll prevent lots of problems by letting employees know exactly what’s required of them as they do their work.

• Address problems immediately. Don’t delay when you see a problem that needs to be resolved. Discuss it openly so everyone has a chance to be heard.

• Respect differences. Don’t let every disagreement become a shouting match. Learn to respect personal differences—and encourage your employees to do the same.

— Adapted from the Business News Daily website

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