Posts by Valerie Dansereau

Consequences of Emotional Conflict in the Workplace

Published: November 11, 2022 | Last Updated: April 26, 2024by Valerie Dansereau

Disagreements happen from time to time in any workplace. Minor or constructive disputes may work themselves out quickly, but when coworkers can’t seem to figure out a way to compromise or work through disagreements, emotions may intensify. The more time passes that an emotional conflict in the workplace isn’t resolved, the more it’s likely to...

Managing Downsizing: 4 Insightful Tips for Employee Layoffs

Published: October 28, 2022 | Last Updated: December 1, 2023by Valerie Dansereau

Businesses make the decision to downsize staff for many different reasons such as economic decline, mergers and cost-cutting. When companies need to reduce expenses, there’s a good chance cutting staff is considered and may be implemented. One of the least pleasant parts of a career in management is being responsible for laying off staff. While...

How Productive Conflict in the Workplace Can Be Beneficial

Published: October 21, 2022 | Last Updated: December 4, 2023by Valerie Dansereau

When people think of conflict, they often think of hostility, tension, confrontation, personality clashes and heated arguments. Disagreements can lead to minor bickering or outright blowups and everything in between, but conflict isn’t always bad. Conflict can be either destructive or productive, and productive conflict in the workplace can benefit the whole company. It’s inevitable...

4 Helpful Tips for Managing Change and Conflict

Published: October 7, 2022 | Last Updated: April 26, 2024by Valerie Dansereau

In any work environment, change can happen in many different areas such as company growth, new technology, changes in personnel, advances in technology and department reorganization. When people have difficulty adapting to change, it can lead to tension and conflict. Those in leadership roles may have to navigate not only their own ability to adapt...

3 Common Conflict Situations in the Workplace

Published: June 17, 2022 | Last Updated: July 28, 2023by Valerie Dansereau

When conflict happens in the workplace, it can affect productivity and morale. If a conflict between coworkers intensifies and isn’t dealt with, the work environment can become toxic and unpleasant, which can lead to increased absenteeism and turnover. There are several common conflict situations in the workplace. Workstyle Conflicts When staff members are expected to...