Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

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When we spend that many hours a day in the company of others, life is a lot easier if we get along with them.

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Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

  1. 1. Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com
  2. 2. Conflict in the Workplace• If you work outside the home, you know that there are often conflicts between people there.• When we spend that many hours a day in the company of others, life is a lot easier if we get along with them.• Here are a few tips to have good communication in your place of work.
  3. 3. Conflict in the WorkplaceRemember that some conflict is normal, even though unpleasant.
  4. 4. Conflict in the WorkplaceWhen you are aware of potential problems, think ahead of time how you will handle situations that may arise.
  5. 5. Conflict in the WorkplaceHandling conflict effectively is a good communication skill.
  6. 6. Conflict in the WorkplaceIf the problem doesnt involve you, stay out of it. You might make it worse by getting involved.
  7. 7. Conflict in the WorkplaceExperts say you shouldnt use words like "always" or "never." Try to avoid those generalizations.
  8. 8. Conflict in the Workplace Try not to take things too personally.Maybe a coworker is upset over something totally unrelated to you.
  9. 9. Conflict in the WorkplaceIf you are in a leadership position where you must ask others to do something for you or assign projects, make sure you have clarified what it is. Also let them know they can ask you questions.
  10. 10. Conflict in the WorkplaceWork on relationships. You dont have to be a best buddy with your coworkers, but its easieron everyone if you do your part to get along. Try to become acquainted with others and have a friendly, congenial relationship with them.
  11. 11. A gentle answer turns away wrath,but a harsh word stirs up anger.Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

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