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HRA South Jersey Breakfast Event: How to Manage Conflict in the Workplace

HRA South Jersey Breakfast Event: How to Manage Conflict in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 (7:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)


Conflict appears to be inescapable in the workplace. About 85 percent of US workers have experienced some form of conflict. It's a major issue that needs to be addressed by management. Unresolved conflict can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, greater employee turnover, and a variety of other negative outcomes. 
However, most managers are fearful of managing workplace conflict and seek to avoid it. But a dispute seldom resolves itself. To be a manager, you must be capable of handling conflict by recognizing it, identifying its root cause, and bringing it to a timely resolution. Below we discuss strategies to manage conflict in the workplace, but first, let’s take a quick look at some types of workplace conflicts. 

Conflict Types and their Underlying Reasons: 

A common example is the frequent conflicts that arise over the distribution of raises and bonuses. One worker may believe they are entitled to a larger slice of the pie. Do you know if they may be correct? It is up to management to make that decision. Three areas to consider when seeking the underlying reasons for the dispute are: 

1) Inter-dependence. Disputes happen when one employee's success is dependent on the performance/presence of another. 

2) Unfortunately, workplace discrimination does happen. You should know that a conflict does not always result from religion or racial differences. Discrimination can occur based on various factors, including background, way of life, upbringing, and much more. However, for managers, the precise definition is less important than the observed negative effects. 

3) Creative Ideas That Oppose Each Other. It is normal for one person to hold a different point of view from the other. A dispute can emerge when these ideas collide. 
The featured presenter is Jerry Covella, Certified Coach and President of FocalPoint Coaching of South Jersey, based in Vineland, NJ. His practice includes local and regional business clients with woerk extending to clients in Texas, Florida and Kentucky. 

He is recognized as one of the region's most skilled coaches, and is an accomplished presenter and public speaker. His accomplishments include: 

- 2022 Campbell Fraser Award for Coaching Excellence • FocalPoint International 
- 2020 Featured Presenter • FocalPoint International Conference 
- 2019 Featured Presenter • NJBIA Conference 
- 2019 Finalist for Delaware Valley HRA Consultant of the Year 
- 2018 Featured Presenter • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Hampton Inn - Vineland
2134 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360 United States
Easily located at the Landis Avenue exit off Route 55 in Vineland.
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Carol Asselta
(856) 305-2650
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 (7:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)
7:30 - 8:00 registration 8:00 - 8:30 breakfast 8:30 - 11:00 program
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