Workplace conflict is inevitable. In fact, 85 percent of employees have to deal with conflict to some degree on a regular basis. In the United States, employees spend nearly three hours per week dealing with conflict. Knowing how to handle workplace…
Finding a decent job can be difficult. Keeping a decent job can also be frustrating, especially when you have to deal with work conflict from abrasive and uncooperative individuals.
Work conflict is an unfortunate fact of life. You may be forced to interact with types of people where, outside of work, you would avoid like the plague. However, you might have no choice but to deal with them. No, you don’t have to like it.
To avoid work conflict, especially with people you don’t care for, here are eight practical strategies:
Words matter! At work, the words you use are like your calling card; communication is as much a part of your reputation as is your performance.
Stay sharp with the seven things you should never say at work.
Some phrases might be acceptable at home, but they could make you seem incompetent and unprofessional. They should be banned from the workplace.
Seven common phrases to remove from work conversations immediately (it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to drop them at home, too):
Every employee wants to work in a happy office.
More importantly, happy employees are better for the bottom line!
By Arlene Chandler for HRNewsDaily:
Everyone loves a happy office; a work environment where everyone gets along, gets work done quickly and efficiently, and still has time to email funny cat pictures to each other is an ideal set up, but the benefits go well beyond the general day-to-day enjoyment.
Along with keeping the HR department satisfied, an office full of happy workers helps dramatically with business ventures, and if you’re running a workplace that seems more like a sweatshop, here are a few things your company is missing out on.
Holding onto Quality Employees
The economy is slowly improving, and more job opportunities are opening up every day. What this means is that employees are no longer desperate for any job that comes their way, and they are much more likely to leave a job they find unsatisfactory. Your employees are your biggest asset, so make sure you’re treating them in a way that will make them want to stick around.
Losing employees results in a big profit loss; the time and money it takes to hire someone new and provide effective training is never in the company’s best interest, and you can easily reduce the amount of time you have to spend on that process by creating a comfortable and respectful work environment. Continue reading “How Happy Employees Affect Your Business”
The new employee orientation process is commonly known as “onboarding.”
Your business should make every effort during onboarding to make new hires feel welcomed prepared for a productive future with the company.
First off, beginning the onboarding process should be to familiarize new hires with the corporate family. Getting to know the people in the office could help prevent embarrassing situations—such as the new employee who asks a stranger to help with the copier, only to discover later that the stranger was the CEO.