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Personality clashes are often where one person at workplace has an inability to get along another colleague or simply doesn’t want to! There are many reasons for this however it is imperative that you hire person who has right cultural fit for your business.
In Australia as is common in many countries where their is Occupational Health and Safety legislation, law places a legal obligation (something you must do) on employers to provide a healthy and safe workplace.
You can be found vicariously liable for actions of your employees if you have been found not to have complied with your obligations.
What can your business do? You can be proactive and manage workplace conflict by
• Inducting Employees into workplace
• Implement a Grievance Policy and Procedure
• Regular employee communications
• If you sniff trouble act!
• Take advice
• Consider mediation
• Do not procrastinate
Your business may be experiencing workplace conflict but there are practical and positive solutions available to your business. You are not alone! By way of example Biz Momentum (www.biz-momentum.com)have assisted a number of businesses who faced potential ruin because of employee conflict and today those same businesses are thriving.
Your business can move through difficult phases and thrive - its all how you see conflct and how soon you take action.
Phiiip Lye is the founder of Biz Momentum which provides strategic human resource management and employee relations solutions to help your business grow.
Clients receive practical actionable strategies that can be immediately implemented into their business.
Philip is a Certified Professional Human Resources Consultant and a qualified Accountant. Contact details for Philip at http://www.biz-momentum.com