On 20th July 2022, Kelechi Henry-Onuoha and Signs Pibowei from CCDS participated in the peer learning session alongside other CSOs on Management of Workforce Conflict. Workplace conflict is bad for business because it can lead to downturns in productivity and increases in absenteeism. There are broadly two kinds of workplace conflict. First, when people’s ideas, decisions or actions relating directly to the job are in opposition, and secondly, when two people just don’t get along.
Have you ever worked closely with an employer who has been overly good to you? A good boss is someone who can effectively run an organization and communicate with, and understand, their employees. If a boss involves their employees in business decisions, shows appreciation for hard work, and responds with bonuses and gifts during Christmas, most employees would enjoy working for them. However, a difficult relationship with the boss is a common cause of work-related stress. Workplace conflict should be resolved, and the management team must ensure that workplace conflict in organizations is reduced or limited to avoid unfair treatment and poor management among staff.
This program is proudly funded by the European Union, and implemented by the British Council.