Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Set Ground Rules In Order To Resolve Conflicts In Your Business
If you run a business, one of the things that can dismantale it more quickly than anything is internal conflicts. Even though you are unable to - and probably unwilling to - be involved in solving every conflict, you can have a hand in the way every conflict is solved by having ground rules in place. You want your employees to be able to settle their disputes calmly and with as little mess as possible, and you can do this by having these ground rules in place. When setting the ground rules for resolving conflicts, one of the first things you want to make sure you do is detail and document the processes. When it comes to employee conflicts, your ultimate goal is for the employees to be able to police themselves and resolve the conflicts on their own. But if your ground rules are not detailed and documented, your employees will be trying to solve their conflicts without ever knowing if they are following protocol. When it comes to communication in your business, it is important that the atmosphere is conducive to open communication, and you will need to take a personal hand in creating such an environment. Communication should start from the top and trickle down, which means that you should communicate with your employees, but it also means they should be able to communicate with you! Your employees will feel much more comfortable communicating with one another if you first establish an atmosphere that enables them to feel comfortable communicating with one another. In the end, however, you also need to have a step in place that does enable you or a manager to step in and resolve conflict if the employees are unable to do so on their own. This will allow you to have a clear view of all the things that are going on with your employees, and will help you be able to keep things under control. Few things can derail a small business as quickly as conflicts among the employees. But you will help your business run much more smoothly once you learn how to set ground rules that enable employees to take care of their conflicts on their own as much as possible! The Eight Essential Steps To Conflict Resolution!