Following yet another leadership spill that saw the overthrow of Australia’s recent Prime Minister, the subject of handling conflict at work is clearly uppermost in the minds of people leaders at all levels and sectors of organisation. What can we do to de-escalate conflict before things come to a head?
If you notice that something is not quite right with someone at work – they might seem down, withdrawn, more stressed than usual, distracted, or unmotivated – chances are they might need a bit of extra support from the people around them. With R U OK? day coming up on 14 September, here are some tips to help you act on these signs and start a conversation.