Why we get into conflict at work

Eighty five per cent of employees say they deal with conflict ‘very/often’1 at work. So there’s a lot of conflict out there; blaming, attacking, bad mouthing.

So why, given that the workplace is somewhere we are supposed to be professional in, is there so much conflict at work?

Why do we get into conflict at work? This paper explains the theory behind human behaviours, so you can understand why people move to conflict so readily at work – and this understanding should enable you to work with people to move them out of conflict and back into collegiate relationships.

Why we get into conflict at work