The average working American spends between 39.7 and 42.8 hours per week at work. Some Americans log even more time in their workplace. This amounts to more than half as many hours that we spend with colleagues as with our families in a typical month.
With that much time spent together, is it any wonder that conflicts arise when the pressures of work increase?
Conflicts stem from any number of sources. Disagreements about responsibilities, pay rates, work style discrepancies, and basic personality differences can account for much of the discord among employees.