This article was drafted by the attorneys of Ogletree Deakins, a labor and employment law firm representing management, and is reprinted with permission. This information should not be relied upon as legal advice.
I dedicate a fair portion of my professional life to resolving workplace conflict. While I enjoy helping companies once a crisis has occurred, my preference is to help companies avoid crises in the first place.
Whether your role is in risk assessment and/or management, legal services, human resources, or employee relations, it is important to hone your skills in both proactive crisis-avoidance and creative problem-solving.
In this blog series, I will highlight some of the most common traps I’ve seen companies fall into when it comes to avoiding and resolving conflict. The first is failing to anticipate and plan for high-risk situations.