Making a comfortable and positive office culture is among the most crucial aspects of operating an office space in the Philippines. Hiring talented workers isn’t always enough. You must choose employees who can work along with managers and team leaders. A business where employees work together and support one another has an extra edge that’s essential in a successful business.
Let’s be realistic. Conflicts with coworkers can be one of the trickiest interpersonal communication issues. Employees don’t get to pick their working environment and the coworkers they brush elbows with as opposed to choosing and making friends.
Here are examples of workplace issues that should be solved immediately at the first sign of notice:
Your inconsiderate co-worker uses a speakerphone to debate sets from meeting recaps with clients; but she also discusses dinner plans with friends, looks at laptop or computer screen over your shoulder, and readily jumps in your conversations without invitation.
Collaborative efforts and cooperation are some of the basic essentials in the workplace. However, difference in working style and pace can create conflict. There are times when you work late while others go home early.
Set a constructive approach. Issues may arise, but these can be nipped in the bud if you get to know your associates well. Problems can be proactively resolved before it turns to a full blown conflict.
When you’re assigned a group that has an employee who’s notorious for being picky from the team-building exercises to the office snack selection, it can be a big headache especially to a manager.
You may never fully control your employee’s attitude but you can aim to meet halfway and work toward arriving at an agreement. Dealing the situation in this manner is showing the other that you value his perspective which, in return, leads to a mutually beneficial cooperation down the road.
Nowadays distractions are everywhere given that social media and other online information are just within reach. They divert your attention and slow your working pace. Practice the principle of delayed gratification by finishing the project one task at a time. Give yourself time to focus on one task alone and reward yourself with a short break before proceeding to the next task. Social media or gadgets are to be used during breaks only.
Workplace drama, office conflicts, and problems within the group are hard to avoid. In the event that some of your coworkers develop problems among one another, try to help as much as you can. However, there are instances when issues are beyond the limits your authority, and best resolved by someone with higher ascendancy—the HR staff.
Lastly, if you experience challenges yourself, know and understand the consequences if you can’t try to solve it alone at the very least. If it’s something that you haven’t resolved for months already, perhaps you should reconsider the type of office and job you are a part of.