Commons causes of conflict at work include:
  • Unfair treatment
  • Unclear job roles
  • Insufficient training
  • Poor management
  • Poor communications
  • Poor work environment
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Lack of equal opportunities
ACAS identified the above factors in 'Managing Conflict at Work'.  Some of these issues can be the direct cause of the conflict, for instance discrimination and bullying may be direct causes in themselves.  Sometimes however the causes of conflict may suddenly flare-up after remaining dormant f...

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