Frequently asked questions
Yes, our Conflict Resolution training course is CPD Accredited and takes just 30 minutes to complete.
Conflict is defined as “a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.”
Communication is key. Try and explain your point of view clearly and get the other person to understand why you feel this way and why your conflict with each other has made you feel this way.
If your attempts at resolving the conflict and trying to come to an amicable outcome have failed, then it may be time to take it to those higher up. Your manager or team leader might be your next port of call, try explaining to them what has happened, both sides of the conflict and why it is still continuing. If that still doesn’t work or if they are part of the problem then you might have to take the conflict to someone else senior in the business. You might also try your HR department (even if it is external).
If the problem continues, you might want to start taking a diary of notes to build a case history, this might become a problem of workplace bullying/harassment.
There can be various and many different reasons for conflict in or out of the workplace, but some of the most common ones are:
- Personal differences - values, ethics, personality traits, age, status, and many more.
- Ideas/choices - conflict can happen when people are in competition with each other or when they have different or incompatible work styles & goals.
- Bad communication - is one of the biggest causes of conflict.
- Stress/emotional issues - heavy workload and added pressure can make people more prone to reacting differently when confronted with conflict, e.g. overreacting to something small at work.
- Poor management - an employee may feel like they do not have the right training or that their manager has an aggressive leadership style that they don't agree with.
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Documents & other resources
Ongoing conflict at work can have a negative impact on employee motivation and productivity. We’ve put together a list of training, resources and other useful bits of information.