Many employers and managers are aware that their teams are experiencing problematic levels of conflict – but are at a loss as to how effectively address the issue. Often the answer reached is to address the issue using existing resources.
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Nurses, however, are unique in the directions that potential conflict comes from: managers, nursing colleagues, doctors, ancillary staff, as well as patients and their families. In other words for the nurse, workplace conflict is not just a hazard from colleagues and other medical (more…)
Too often for conflict to be recognized by business owners or managers, it has to have escalated to a point where it is too disruptive to miss. Oftentimes this means that some sort of management intervention is required to prevent clear productivity problems, work-stoppage, or even litigation. (more…)
As businesses of all sizes strive to cut costs, many overlook the greatest preventable cost of all: workplace conflict. Businesses can positively impact general productivity and revenues, by addressing workplace conflict judiciously.
Earlier this month, Carl Sorabella was laid off by his employer of 14 years. Their rationale was “workforce modifications”, although for Carl Sorbella and his wife Kathy the timing could not be worse or more suspicious.
Kathy, 44 years old, was recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Carl, her husband of 23 years asked his employer for some time off (more…)
The complaint, filed on behalf of 10 current and former waitresses, alleges that a manager at the downtown Chicago location has engaged in inappropriate and sexually harassing behavior repeatedly since the restaurant opened in 2009. Specifically the complaint alleges: a manager made sexually explicit comments (more…)