Questions tagged [conflict]

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Does the Manager's manager need to know disputes in teams?

I was reading about conflict resolution and I read a good approach, if a situation is considered as a conflict that wont resolve by itself, is to start with the manager calling an informal and private ...
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How to Handle Bigotry in Annual Report to Shareholders?

I recently discovered a series of bigoted jokes while browsing previous years' annual reports to shareholders. A report from several years ago contained multiple paragraphs making fun of Muslims and ...
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How do I deal with a manager oversimplifying tasks to encourage me to take them?

Our company has a new manager, who is eager to prove himself. During our regular meetings everyone is encouraged to take on more tasks and to grow. That's not unusual in any way but I don't have any ...
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How to solve mindset and value conflict?

I have an agile mindset / conflict mediation question. There is a conflict between the PO (Product Owner) and me, the Scrum Master. The PO is on some kind of crusade to appear to be the loudest, most ...
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Repairing relationship with former boss

A few introductory concepts about the organization I work for: First, it is a huge, old, very rigid and quite hierarchical organization, so, any expectation of me effecting any change in it is totally ...
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How do I handle a situation where I'm "stuck" between the CEO and Production Manager?

Summary: Our factory is suffering major issues, our CEO and my manager are in disagreement about the reasons for it and how to fix it. The CEO wants me to take his side in this and help the manager to ...
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How to ask for less project jargon on meetings and task assignment?

I've started a new ongoing project where the team members developed for some time. Most of them are having less overall experience than me. The issue comes with the conversation and tasks assignment. ...
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Accused by the team of "stealing" my role from a colleague: all team members are against me

Two months ago, I was hired as a project and team manager in a multinational consultancy company. I have about 8 years of work experience, but only 6 months as a project manager (I worked before in ...
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How can I deal with a colleague who edits previous email details to paint colleagues in a negative light?

I work in the United Kingdom as a manager for a company which is based out of the United States. This company has a number of very small overseas offices around the world. All overseas office ...
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Is it appropriate to bring up "drama" affecting you that you technically shouldn't know?

I work remotely, and my sister works at one of the company's main offices. The team in the office is very negative and has an "Us vs them" mentality when it comes to remote workers. My ...
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How to deal with underperforming associate and un-involved manager?

I have been in this company for more than 5 years now. I started as an associate when the initial team was being built from ground up. When I joined, I was the second member and in all we had a team ...
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Manager wants to reduce my hours so I don't work with a coworker I'm not getting along with. Not sure if I should agree [closed]

There has been conflicts between me and a new coworker. The manager called me today. She wants us not to work together but this means I would have my hours reduced. I would be happy not to work with ...
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Why did my coworkers get upset with me when I told them I run an online business that generates high income? [closed]

I have joined a publishing company for about 3 months, and I used to be close with the coworkers in my department. We would go for lunch together almost everyday. However, this changed last week, ...
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I have to work alone with new coworker and we are having conflicts

I have been working at a coffee shop. Most time I work alone or with one other employee. Recently we got a new manager and hired new employees. One of them I have been having a conflict with. I won't ...
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How to handle lying and insubordinate employee?

The company that I work for (IT company) has undergone cost-cutting and laying off employees. As a result, a few teams are down to one person, including two of my teams. One of these two, let's call ...
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Critical handoffs to/from another team that does not have their s**t together

Scenario: Teams A, B, and C all report up through the same organization and each has its own manager and lead(s). The teams work closely together to perform related but distinct functions, and each ...
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Online meeting for informal conversations with the team is turning into soap opera

Our team set a special meeting for developers during work time to discuss less work-related things and keep the conversations not that formal. The idea is to keep all other meetings(we have like 3 a ...
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Got a little snippy with Boss should I apologize

I got a little snippy with my Boss because we agreed to hire someone and then he starts asking questions or pushing back on it after we agreed to it. Anyways I snapped back and told him if he wanted ...
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Dealing with Creative differences

What’s the best way to deal with creative differences between Brand Managers and Marketing Performance Team? We have a performance marketing team that wants to create content a certain way in order to ...
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As a PM how to get proper communication from team members?

I started work in a new company three months ago as a Jr PM and after a month of shadowing/training I got my first project assigned. I'm leading a team of six people. Overall everything is fine except ...
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As a manager - how to handle a conflict between team members that reached a boiling point

Two of my employees were given a big task. They were responsible for splitting the work between them and coordinating the efforts and sub-tasks. The task seemed to be running smoothly for two weeks ...
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How do I reestablish my position as a dependable employee again?

Joined a company as it was starting up in my city. They didn't have a HR department, there were no supervisors, the training environment was still being built. Everything was completely fresh and it ...
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How to deal with a dev who is working his way

I am a senior developer, working in a big tech company. My team is a new team, got created recently. We don't have a manager, because the manager left the company. The manager of the department, asked ...
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Quitting job in the first month due to repeated insult from a colleague and how to leave the job gracefully

I joined a company from 1st April, 2021. My problem is a little bit complicated. My manager is remotely located in Australia. He has been so far nice to me and guiding me. I did my PhD in chemistry ...
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Dealing with an overseas co-worker who acts like my manager/higher up than me

I work for a large international company based in the USA, where I am a 'posted' overseas manager based in the UK. The company has many overseas branches, such as Canada, Australia, Singapore etc. My ...
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I got promoted but my colleague did not

Recently I got promoted to a senior position. My colleague, who is better than me technically, failed to pass the promotion, because of some communication issues. We used to compete. We used to fight. ...
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Could you help me to understand this workplace situation?

I am an accounting manager. At the end of last year, my old boss (Ben, our SVP of accounting) resigned. I now report to Matt (our head of operations), who in turn reports to Steve (our partner). When ...
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How to handle disagreements when roots are politics [closed]

I have encountered the following situation. I am in a specific team in which the politics in various directions are very important. That was never my strong point. This includes how some of the people ...
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Company is focused on tasks ouput, defend myself working on multiple projects?

My company is focused on "top performers" - people who finish most tasks on the shortest time. It's a competitive environment and that's not unusual for software companies. We are told ...
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Senior engineer suddenly unwilling to do extra work they used to do after being denied promotion

I'm a team lead. One of our senior engineers, Uli, is part of a team of about 7 people that were tasked with steering the company to increased profitability (lots of work involving automation). His ...
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Responding to political doxxing

Today I was approached by my direct manager, warning me that the company has been approached by an unidentified person with some accusation with regards to my political preferences. No further details ...
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Is it appropriate for a leader to give advices but with trivial reasons?

I was reporting to a manager on a very technical proposal. While I was describing my solution the manager interrupted saying a trick I used seemed implausible. Then I responded to him with a why. ...
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How do I objectively calculate and pay colleagues and myself for time spent working on our startup?

Background: I and two other colleagues founded a start-up company a number of years ago. We’ve spent a lot of time over the years building our product and the business and we expect to start earning ...
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When should you go to HR vs. your manager with regards to an issue with another employee?

I had a previous role where I was having a problem with a disruptive, socially unaware colleague, and ended up asking HR about how best to handle it. We had a solid talk and it was discussed that I ...
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Mass resignation (including boss), boss's boss asks for handover of work, boss asks not to. What to do?

I am in a really awkward situation. I work in a small subsidiary company whose parent company is overseas. The parent company is in Singapore and owns our company here in Vietnam. We are completely ...
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I've been given knowingly conflicting instructions by my direct supervisor and their supervisor

There is conflict in my workplace that is much higher up than me. I am a receptionist/admin person in a small branch of a large organisation. As a result of this situation, I have been given ...
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What does it show the interviewer if you do not have specific examples of handling conflict with colleagues [duplicate]

Whenever I'm faced with the question on how I've handled conflict in the past, I struggle to find past examples of this happening with a direct report, a peer or even a senior. What does that say ...
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Should I apply for a position for which I'm qualified, but is being unethically "saved" for someone else?

I work in the public sector (US) in scientific research. I have been in my current position for over 10 years and have done well, working on challenging projects, developing good solutions, building ...
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Is it a valid strategy at workplace to select the people you work and comunicate with and avoid the rest?

I am closing on my 20 years working as IT. I am above average skilled and loud enough to be able to gain focus, raise through the ranks and then fall. Have done it several times :) I have had ...
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How to react if the team accepts you as leader but the managment tells you to back off?

i have been doing this project recently where I had relative difficult start with a team , but at one point it worked and the team started to accept me as a leader. Not a leader like "team lead&...
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How do I conduct myself when dealing with a coworker who provided me with bad data and yet keeps pushing responsibility for bad results onto me?

Some background will help me explain myself better - I maintain a software system that is used by the sales team. A sales person enters some data, then some complicated computations are done, and a ...
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Coworker says disgusting things so I stopped talking to him. Now he's demanding to know why I'm being quiet and not talking?

A bit of a follow up to Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive "jokes". What to expect? I have a coworker who says really disgusting and obscene things at work. I was going ...
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What is a good way to complain on a retrospective meeting?

Hi I had a following case - a JIra issue with broken flow with regards of To Do / Selected for development / In Progress / Done. The result was that all the tooling around the JIra - boards reports ...
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Should I confront coworker over behavior [closed]

There is a group of people at work I call the Pack. Every few months or so the Pack targets a victim and starts a whisper campaign. Sometimes the victim is forced out of the company sometimes they ...
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Dealing with hostility from ex-teammate newly promoted to lead

I have been working in a team with 3 other developers, reporting to a tech lead who departed as of very recently. Afterwards, we started reporting to the most senior teammate who was promoted to fill ...
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Dealing with the fallout of a work related lie

TL;DR: I lied to a co-worker in an email by removing content from emails that I forwarded. Looking to find a path to regaining their trust. How do I continue to work in close proximity, whilst there ...
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After company restructuring. how could I assert the type of role I want without risking redundancy?

Question: I have already made it clear verbally what I want in my career and asked to speak in a few weeks' time to discuss this. Apart from job hunting elsewhere, is there anything else I can do?
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Is it normal for people to take things personally when rebuked/disagreed upon in a startup environment?

I've had experience with two co-founders (from two different startups) name John and Adam. Both of them 'rage quit' the company when I did not agree with them. John got so upset with me (the founder) ...
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On exit interview was told not to say name of company/client I worked for

I was contacted by someone offering me paid work. Call him Bob. Bob has a sole proprietorship, call it X. His only client who he works full time for as a contractor is Y. Y gave him a budget to hire ...
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Writing a negative annual review (with negative comments about the reviewer)

I love the company that I work at; however, since the integration of colleagues from a business that we bought (around a year ago) the working conditions have really taken a turn for the worse. I have ...

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