You think your work life would run smoothly if you get along with your coworkers. However, if they’re feuding with each other, you could wind up caught in the middle.
Maybe an office romance has turned sour or two junior account executives are competing for one promotion. Maybe 40 hours of togetherness each week is just too much for personalities that are basically incompatible.
Whatever the causes, office conflicts often create stress and lower productivity.
How do you decide whether to intervene or keep your distance? Take a look at these suggestions for navigating a common workplace dilemma.
Tips for Intervening with Feuding Coworkers
You may need to take action if the battles are interfering with your ability to do your job. In some cases, you may also feel like you can help to restore harmony even if it’s not part of your job description.
Try these techniques to help resolve these situations:
Tips for Keeping Your Distance from Feuding Coworkers
On the other hand, you may prefer to watch drama on TV instead of dealing with it in the next cubicle. As long as you’re not in a supervisory position, you have alternatives to playing peacekeeper.
Consider these ideas:
Office squabbles may sometimes be inevitable, but you can maintain healthy boundaries. At Altitude Business solutions we are business consultants, we work with our clients to come up with solutions to their problems and provide the services to both train or simply take care of the process for you. It all starts with our Discovery Call where we will as you the questions to find out how we can help. Ideally if we can guide you into the Australian Govenment ASBAS program we will.
Book your Complementary One-on-one consultation to find out more.