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It is perfectly normal for people with different perceptions to experience conflict in the workplace. Avoiding or hiding conflict can be non-productive and incur hidden costs for an organisation; however, dealing appropriately with conflict can be the first step to improving communication, solving a problem and building trust and cooperation.
War veterans called it "shell-shock" and "battle fatigue" when they returned home and couldn't cope with everyday life. In South Africa we call it "being one of the statistics" of violent, life-threatening crime, car high jacking, rape and murder.
How would you describe your colleagues? Are you stuck with an arrogant Andy, cheerful Charley, happy-go-lucky Lucy or difficult Diana? How do they see you? Understanding the different personality and job types will not only help you understand yourself but will also help you create a more efficient and productive workplace.
Have you ever had a colleague who is constantly putting him-/herself down, saying negative things about him-/herself and even cracking jokes about his/her own weaknesses? Chances are your colleague has an extremely low opinion of him-/herself, a low self-image and low self-esteem.