05 May Conflict in the Workplace can be Effectively Managed – Part 2
The best way for management to build more trust and avoid conflict at work is to treat every employee with the same respect. Set the standards for workplace protocol and maintain them no matter who they apply to. That will help establish a respectful environment in which everyone knows where they stand. It will reduce gossip and tension while maintaining consistency, building self confidence and providing employees a sense of job security. With collaboration, your staff will be more inclined to express their ideas and opinions as they work together creatively to find solutions. The climate in the office will be one of respect and cooperation. The renewed focus will propel your business ahead, leaving all the drama behind.
Effective communication means being in tune to the office floor and building morale so your employees can be more productive. When managers just sit in their office all day, a serious disconnect can develop with employees. This can result in low morale and general discontent. Instead, managers can choose to be pleasant at work. It’s not a sign of weakness, but of confidence. Employees will respond more positively to clarity and kindness. Take a moment to walk around and talk to people in the office. Let them know they are supported and you are there to help if necessary. Building trust and support will create more positive energy in the workplace and conflict will simply disappear.