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‘Remote conflict’: What happens when teams work from home?

It may be easy to assume that conflict only happens face to face, but even as entire teams have been disbanded and working from home, it can still rise to the surface. Anna Shields looks at the challenges that we can expect from workplace conflict issues in the ‘new normal’ era of remote working.  Workplace […]

Category: Personnel Today | Thursday 28 May 2020 | Author: Anna Shields
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How to break the cycle of stress and conflict in times of crisis

With exquisite timing, April is stress awareness month and the current COVID-19 global pandemic is potentially one of the most stressful situations many of us will ever face.  Stress can have a significant impact on us, both physically and mentally. It can also affect our thinking and behaviour, which makes us more likely to get […]

Category: HR Magazine | Thursday 23 April 2020 | Author: Anna Shields
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Managing COVID-19 conflict

In these extraordinary times, leaders have a critical role to play in identifying and resolving struggles. By Anna Shields Director and co-founder Consensio  Nowhere has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic and FMCG is one of the sectors most affected, putting organisations and their staff under intense pressure. The huge, unplanned fluctuations in demand across the consumables […]

Category: FMCG CEO | Tuesday 21 April 2020 | Author: Anna Shields
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What can we learn from how the NHS manages conflict?

Unresolved workplace conflict can have a serious effect in any organisation. But in healthcare, where it has the potential to put lives at risk, the effective management of conflict is particularly critical. The NHS is one of the world’s largest employers and conflict in the workplace is never far from the surface. Only recently, a Royal […]

Category: The HR Director | Tuesday 14 April 2020 | Author: Anna Shields
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Working from home: How HR can deal with the daily dilemmas

With schools potentially out for summer, the practical challenges of managing a remote workforce and supporting managers to deal with their own teams have just got even more difficult. From dropped video calls to managing expectations around working with children at home, how can HR professionals cope?  For HR departments across the UK, Monday (23 March) […]

Category: Personnel Today | Tuesday 24 March 2020 | Author: Alice Mitchell
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