When employees don’t get along, it can be hard to get any work done, especially in a small office. Because of this, you must take care of the situation as soon as possible or you may end up losing some of your best employees.
Here are some more tips to help your employees get along.
When you decide to take action, figure out exactly what the problem is. Separate the employees who are not getting along and allow them to tell you what is going on. It is important to hear both sides of the story before you can figure out what to do about it.
Then, come up with a plan. Once you figure out how to handle the problem, go over the plan with both of the employees separately. Allow them to process what you are saying and give them time to ask you any questions.
Remind your employees that you are serious about this problem. You can’t have employees who don’t get along. This will quickly affect the morale of your office, as well as your productivity. For this reason, make sure that your employees realize that you will take action if they don’t get their problem solved.
If the problem doesn’t get solved, you may need to separate them so that they don’t work together at all. You may have to put them on different shifts so that they are no longer in constant contact. If that is not feasible, you may have to let one (or all of them) go. You can’t lose business due to employees who are difficult.
Though it can be hard to be a boss or a leader when your employees are not getting along, you must take action and follow through with them. If you are not serious about having a nice place to work, no one else will fix the problem. For this reason, come up with a plan and, if it doesn’t work, deal with the employees as needed to ensure a happy and safe work environment.