Friday September 25, 2020

A clear solution to workplace strife

Inter-personal difficulties and arguments are a reality of workplaces, and independent mediation is the best solution, writes Gareth Naughton.

15th January, 2012
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Margaret Bouchier, mediator and principal of Working Solutions: 'There should be good problem-solving mechanisms in place'. Photo: Maura Hickey

The workplace can be a hotbed of tension, but leave things to fester and you could have a serious problem on your hands. Early intervention using an informal process such as mediation can nip this tension in the bud, and ensure your office is neither dysfunctional nor unproductive.

If an issue arises among two of your employees, it is best not to stick your head in the sand and hope it will go away, according...

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