However, as employers continue to navigate the current economic climate, their success is increasingly connected to their ability to create highly productive workplaces staffed by engaged and committed employees. As a result, a primary issue that these employers must confront is workplace conflict. (more…)
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Creating a positive workplace environment and harmonious teamwork among employees is a significant challenge for employer organizations of all types. As a result, employers delegate significant resources to team building activities.
What makes an ideal employee. It seems there would be a clear straightforward answer: A good employee is someone who works hard and supports the success of the workplace; Someone who always engages in appropriate workplace behavior. Managers want dedicated employees that put the employer first – right? Employees are supposed to “go the extra mile” and maintain a positive attitude at work. The ideal employee always enthusiastically gives a little extra. (more…)
The job site CareerCast.com just released its survey of the best and worst jobs in America. This list includes measures of those jobs, or careers, that they found to be the most and least stressful as well. It is always interesting to see what jobs are listed on these kinds of reports; seldom does the list of the most and least stress-filled jobs make sense to everyone. To some, the list may even be insulting as they can seem to invalidate the experience of the vast majority of American workers who feel that they experience job stress. (more…)
Employers know that parents worry about their children, and sometimes are preoccupied with thoughts about their children’s health and well-being while at work. To be sure employees going through a litigated divorce are often preoccupied with the process and worry about the outcome.
Stressed and conflict-involved employees cost employers millions of dollars a year, and perhaps one of the biggest workplace costs is not absenteeism, but the loss of productivity as a result of distracted employees: Employees who are stressed and distracted by unresolved personal problems, employees who are experiencing conflicts (more…)
Resolutions may be a promise to exercise, stop smoking, eat healthy, recycle more, or actively work to change a perpetual life circumstance. Whatever the resolution, for the person it is ultimately a promise to oneself to make a positive life change. Perhaps a resolution that should be made more often by individuals and organizations is to change the approach to conflict. Specifically, individuals and organizations can resolve to give a renewed focus on resolving conflict-fraught relationships. (more…)