E101 Shared Space: Avoiding Conflict, Seeking Harmony
Most employees spend at least a portion of their day working within shared space. Having coworkers nearby can create a sense of teamwork and camaraderie, but it also has a tendency to magnify minor irritants and disagreements. At its worst, operating in close quarters can create an environment in which petty conflict escalates to all-out interoffice warfare.
Maintaining a friendly and respectful environment requires a heightened self-awareness of the effect your actions have on others. Take a moment to study these tips and ask yourself how you can make your shared work space as pleasant as possible.Properly dispose of foods with strong odors.Freshen your breath after eating strong foods. Be aware of your phone conversations . . .
When To Use
Most employees share space and the conflicts as a result are legion—and legendary! Here are the harmony tips: odors, breath, loud conversations, cleanliness, storage, conflict management, music volume, temperature, and stress!
How to Use
Conflict management, counseling sessions.
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