5 Ways to Resolve Conflict With Your Coworkers

"Can I talk to you?"

GIF

No one likes to deal with conflict at work. Unfortunately arguments happen amongst coworkers but it is very important to deal with them in a professional manner. Here are 5 ways to handle work conflict without losing your sh*t. 

1) Take time to cool off. If you were just part of a conflict, it may be wise to walk away and cool off. Doing so will give you (and the other person) time to gather your thoughts and think rationally.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

2) Ask to speak to them alone. Once you have calmed down, ask to speak to your coworker privately. Explain your side of the situation without displaying any confrontational behaviour. 

3) Listen to their side. Allow yourself to be open minded and listen to your coworkers' feelings. It's important to understand how your actions may have bothered them as well. 

4) Write down any future confrontations. Note any future conflicts or unacceptable behaviour from your coworker. This information may be needed if conflicts continue to escalate and you need to present to management. 

5) Speak to your management. If all else fails, it may be time to take your case to your superiors. Explain the situation sharing your detailed notes and let them mediate the situation.

What do you think?

Life
Share
9 Miraculous Workout Moves to Get the 'Best Body' in 1 Minute!
An ultimate guide to #InstaFitness!
Life
Share
Here Are 12 Funniest Reactions to the Snapchat Fiasco!
Poor or not, we're def rich in humour!
Life
Share
5 Secret Tips Every Fit Girl Follows!
Thank us later...
Life
Share
Get a Flat Stomach Super-Quick With This ONE Exercise
Recommended by Harvard doctors, this effective move doesn't even require the gym or any equipments!
Life
Share
Here's Why Sairee Chahal Set Up India's First Women-Only Job Portal...
...and how she did it.
Life
Share
7 Super-Gross Things That Happen When You Don't Change Out of Your Gym Clothes
Seriously. Get out of your gym clothes ASAP.
Life
Share
How Documentary Filmmaker Sabiha Sumar Crowdfunded Her Brilliant New Project
"Getting funding from any set of investors is a terribly trying experience—there's no circumventing the pain of the process in any...
Life
Share
Age Shaming (But In Reverse)
A whole lot of young people just don't feel as sprightly as the rest—and when you prefer staying in to slugging shots, every day is...
Life
Share
Here Are 15 Weight Loss Secrets Spilled by Your Favourite Celebs!
Here's all the motivation you need to get that summer bod.
Life
Share
How to Get a Safe Abortion
The steps to take no matter how far along you are, or how much money you have.