Mini-Case: Reaching An Agreement on Flex Time

The primary causes of workplace conflict are seen as personality clashes and warring egos (49%), followed by stress (34%) and heavy workloads (33%). Culture also plays a part in the perception of causes.

—CPP, Workplace Conflict

Although each organization is unique in its structure and culture, there are still commonalities when it comes to conflict. As you have discovered in the Learning Resources, regardless of the type or location of an organization, personality differences and job-related stress can result in conflict.

As you review the Learning Resources for this week and prepare to write your Discussion posting, contemplate the following:

•Consider the above quote. Do you feel it adequately describes your workplace and causes of conflict?