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  • Move desks/cubicles. If you’ve got a cubicle neighbor who’s annoying you, move desks.
  • Rearrange your schedule. Maybe you can shift your entire workday by an hour or two.
  • Ask about working remotely, from home a couple days per week, or even simply in a nea...

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Having a bad coworker can really hamper your mood over the long haul, as well as your job performance. 

How you deal with that conflict could very well be the difference between having a good job and having a bad job.

Small tics will be magnified and personality differences lead to varying work styles, which can easily turn into conflict.

Conflict can even arise from something as simple as you desiring a quiet lunch period, while your coworkers like to socialize. These types of things are simply d...

Some work cultures are notoriously demanding and competitive, which can obviously lead to a lot of conflict.

In a sales environment where folks are competing for commissions and bonuses, it’s understandable that not everyone would be over-the-top friendly with each other. You should ...

Most conflict arises because people's egos are threatened. Our work is directly connected to our livelihood; if it’s threatened, we’re likely to lash out.

Try to be kind. Your kindness may very well help them realize and be a little ashamed of their own poor behavior, and the situati...

Especially if your conflict with a coworker is personal in nature rather than related to the work itself, you may need to approach them directly with whatever your issue is. 

In most cases, people aren’t malicious, and they’ll respect your direct approach.

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