As with any other place of human interaction, conflict is bound to occur at work. Whether its as trivial as not replenishing the coffee pot or arriving late to work, these issues must be addressed before they snowball in to all out "Cubicle Clashes."
Most issues in the work place can be solved with lessons learned years ago in the sandbox such as, playing nice with others, or waiting your turn. Womenwork.org has a few tips for working through office discrepencies:
For more from them, click here. Emory Mulling addresses these issues and more on At Work, this Friday at 3:00PM. Listen on GPB Radio, or on the internet here. Leave your questions for Emory in the comment section of this blog and he'll address them on air.
- If a conflict is between you and just one other person, try to work it out between the two of you, rather than bringing others into the conflict.
- In a workplace, everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and don’t put people down.
- Give credit where credit is due; if someone has helped you on a project or proposal, make sure others are aware that the person deserves credit for helping.