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Unchecked workplace conflict can be costly

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Not everyone plays nicely. There will always be those colleagues who make work life more difficult than it needs to be.

However, when conflict moves from healthy to unhealthy, the well-being of all employees and the firm itself is in jeopardy. In some cases, third-party intervention is essential.

“One of the biggest mistakes employers make is trivializing conflict as employees just not getting along or not liking one another,” said Natasha Savoline, a lawyer and human resource advisor with Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP in Mississauga,...