A recently trending article on Linkedin saw Anne Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review share advice from her latest book on how to get along with anyone, even people you may not like…

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Every workplace should be striving to create a positive environment where all employees can be happy and can thrive - but even if this is done correctly, it can’t remove the chance that not all colleagues may have the same personalities, beliefs or opinions, which can sometimes lead to conflict. In an environment with people from different backgrounds and lifestyles, not everyone is going to get on all of the time - so it is important that both the employer and the employees know how to best deal with conflict in the workplace. 

A recently trending article on Linkedin saw Anne Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review share advice from her latest book on how to get along with anyone, even people you may not like… 

Here are some of her top tips:

  • Try not to label colleagues as it can lock you into a negative dynamic. 

  • Address how you’re contributing to the dynamic honestly.

  • Talk to someone who likes working with that person. 

  • Use empathy and put yourself in that person’s shoes. 

  • Avoid direct confrontation, and nudge their behaviour instead.

  • Do a risk assessment of how that person might react and assess what happens if you do nothing.

Read the full article here, and see what people have to say about the topic on Linkedin here.