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  • Workplace conflict is bad for business because it can lead to downturns in productivity and increases in absenteeism.
  • There are broadly two kinds of workplace conflict: when people’s ideas, decisions or actions relating directly to the job are in opposition, or when two people just don’t get along.
  • On an individual level, workplace conflict is stressful and unpleasant.
  • A difficult relationship with the boss is a common cause of work-related stress.
  • If your boss’s behaviour is aggressive or abusive, or if all attempts to build a reasonable relationship fail, talk it over with your boss’s supervisor.

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Reviewed on: 01-06-2012