Office tiffs

7 October 2008

Blog pic By Jake Kanter

We're all prone to a bit of an office tiff, even if it's a disagreement on the most basic level. But according to new research, dealing with conflict at work is costing organisations billions of pounds every year.

The study by psychology consultancy OPP found the average UK employee spent two hours a week managing disruption at work last year. This added up to a total of 370 million days lost, at a cost of £24 billion. Who knew arguments could be so pricey.

How could a buyer help find a remedy for warring staff?

How long do you spend locked in disagreement with your colleagues every week?

London SW1E
Circa £62-68k depending on experience, with attractive benefits
Girls' Day School Trust
Chelmsford, Essex
Up to £44,000 per annum
Essex County Council
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