Work is a stressful place. We have to deal with workloads and deadlines, as well as with a whole lot of other people who are stressed. Just as in a social situation, if you step into a room with 30 other people, there are bound to be some that you don’t like.
But is all workplace conflict caused by clashing personalities? It seems that to some degree it is, but it is more because people with clashing personalities have clashing communication styles. As a result, they take things in ways that they were perhaps not meant. Let’s take a look at the most common catalysts for workplace conflict. Continue reading