Effective conflict management in the workplace can save your organisation time, money and workplace relationships.
Workplace conflict is costly. Conflict at work can lead to decreased engagement and productivity, increased stress, illness, presenteeism, absenteeism and higher turn over. Workplace conflict can impact all levels of an organisation, often affecting whole teams and even divisions and departments.
Workplace conflict is often associated with stress. Workplace stress is estimated to cost the Australian economy $14.81 billion a year. Stress-related presenteeism and absenteeism directly costs Australian organisations $10.11 billion a year. On average, 3.2 days per worker are lost each year due to workplace stress.
Effective conflict management in the workplace counters some of these negative aspects of conflict. When conflict is managed effectively, many disputes can be minimised or prevented. Some strategies are more effective than others. Sometimes we think we are using the most effective strategies only to find that it excaserbates the conflict.
Mindful Mediation helps organisations implement effective and durable workplace conflict management strategies. Our workplace conflict management strategies are holistic, solution-focused and evidence-based.
Effective workplace conflict management has many benefits:
â€śI never would have believed we could achieve agreements and move forward with such a dramatic change in attitude, with trust and respect.â€ť
Mindful Mediation offer a range of services to help you with managing workplace conflict. Call 1300 MINDFUL (646 338) for effective workplace conflict management.