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 and how The Everything DiSC Workplace Profile will help.
Are you still feeling stressed?
Well, we hope not! But let us pick back up where we last left off in our previous post about some of the things that you can do to reduce and manage your stress.
Our last tip was to write out the things causing you stress and anxiety, and to rate them on a scale from 1 to 5. Luckily, there are hundreds of additional ways to manage and reduce stress, which we will cover in this last blog post. Continue reading
What Is Stress?
For most people, if not all people, stress just seems to be a part of life nowadays. And while most stressful situations cannot be avoided in their entirety, there are many proven methods of reducing stress in one’s life.
Whether it be work that is causing you stress, your relationship, or any other outside factors, learning how to reduce and manage our stress can help us to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Luckily, these stress management and reduction tips we’ll be mentioning work for all DiSC Profile Styles: Dominance, influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. Continue reading
First Attempt to Understand the Origin of Conflict
Almost everybody has gone through a period where there was some sort of conflict with a colleague. Sometimes, this was a full argument and, other times, it was a simple dislike of someone else’s actions or personality. The reality is that it is impossible to expect everybody within a company to get along. This is why it is so important that conflict resolution skills and techniques are in place within any business. Conflicts themselves are not really the problem, but rather they become a problem when they are not addressed and resolved appropriately.
It is unavoidable to have conflict and other issues within a workplace. Everybody within an organization should have some knowledge about conflict resolution and how to manage interpersonal relationships, but sometimes real conflict can only be resolved by leaders and managers. There are a number of workplace issues that are very commonly found in various workplaces around the world and being aware of these and the strategies used to resolve them will help you to come to a quicker solution should you come across them in your own workplace.
This information can be beneficial for everybody from the grass root level to senior management, as it is also a useful tool to recognize how your own behavior may contribute to the start of certain conflicts.