Conflict and drama at work create chaos, unhappiness, and tension among employees, as well as encourage a lack of productivity.
You can take steps to end it and ensure it never gets a foothold in your place of business. The following suggestions may help you keep your work environment running smoothly.
- Create an addendum to your employee handbook defining office drama and outline company policy to handle it.
- Clarify roles & outline job responsibilities so there can be no doubt.. Make job descriptions public so everyone knows who should do what.
- Teach employees how to handle tense situations at work. Emphasize the importance of speaking respectfully and lis-tening carefully.
- Set ground rules for meetings so that everyone feels free to participate.
- Consider lunch to relax employees. Let them socialize and reduce tensions before returning to the problem.
- Document all workplace incidents for fu-ture reference, if needed.
- Teach employees how to communicate. Use videos and special training if needed.
“You will only be remembered for 2 things: The problems you solve or the ones you create.” – Mike Murdock
Benefits of Retaining a PEO
Do employee issues take up too much of your day? Consider this:
- A PEO can reduce your cost of benefits. The PEO provides access to better rates that small companies may not access.
- A PEO helps you keep best employees by offering better benefits.
- A PEO helps you keep your business com-pliant with Federal & State hiring laws.
- A PEO helps you focus on what is most im-portant to you by handling the HR tasks for you.
- A PEO can reduce the cost of Workers Compensation Insurance.
Keep Up with Emerging Trends in Today’s Workplace
- There will be a focus on reshaping employee experience for better employee en-gagement, development and performance.
- Companies will continue replacing performance reviews with regular check-ins and direct feedback, promoting more accountability, focusing on individual and team performance and effectively giving more power to employees.