Trust and collaboration are at the heart of any successful organisation and gossip has the potential to ruin both.Most people have been guilty of indulging in a little gossip at some point. However, gossiping can detract from performance and so also productivity. Whether it’s speculating about a co-worker’s questionable fashion choices or the boss’s new girlfriend, every workplace has its fair share of gossip. However, gossip can be incredibly damaging
Are Workplace Conflicts Causing Tension and Impacting Productivity? Professional Mediation can Help Resolve Stressful Situations
Every employer strives to create and nurture a healthy environment that encourages employees to work at their best. However, the mix of different personalities, clashing egos and dysfunctional relationships often result in acrimonious disagreements. While healthy differences of opinions can result in exchange of ideas and innovation, persistent conflict can detract from productivity and employee wellbeing. Daily conflicts and disagreements are usually minor and people get past those very easily.
Many workplace grievances submitted for investigation pertain to a belief that a person’s manager is bullying them and engaging in unreasonable behaviour. We all have different perceptions and therein often lies the problem. A person making a complaint can perceive a request or action to be unreasonable on the basis that they may; feel singled out, humiliated, dislike being questioned about their conduct or performance or view feedback as nit-picking.