When you work in a small office (or even a larger one), it can be hard to get anything accomplished when two or more people don’t seem to get along. As a boss or leader, it is important that you take care of the problem before it gets out of hand and you end up losing some of your employees.
Here are some tips to help your employees get along.
Eliminate potential problems. The easiest way to make people get along is by eliminating many problems before they start. Allow people to label their items, so that no one takes their belongings.
Allow people to play music but not at a level where it bothers other people (or if that is not possible, don’t allow music). Make rules against perfumes which may give others headaches, as well as smelly food that may bother others. This will go a long way to avoiding conflict in the office!
Even though you want your employees to socialize and get along, too much socialization can be a problem. The more people talk, the more likely that they will not get along. They are going to find things about each other that they simply don’t like, leading to conflict. So, try to encourage general talk but in moderation!
If there is a problem, don’t wait. Many employers and bosses try to allow their employees to work through the problem. However, instead of finding a way to get along, most just get worse. The sooner that you intervene, the better off everyone will be in the office.
Life can be so hard when your employees don’t get along. For this reason, you should make some ground rules to stop any problems from starting. You should also watch the amount of socialization that happens. Though it can help productivity to take breaks and talk, too much talking can cause some issues to arise.