– According to Employers of Poland, managers spend as much as 42 percent of their working time, that is ca. 1-2 days ever week, on solving conflicts – informs Puls HR.
– What is more, as much as 20 percent of managers working time is spent on court-related activities. Conflicts start when we are under pressure caused by deadlines, as well as clients’ and superiors’ expectations. Sometimes, a contentious issue, a spat or inappropriate behavior sparks a conflict, destabilizing work. This happens every day in many Polish companies. If conflicts are not diagnosed properly and early enough, they generate significant social and economic losses – Katarzyna Rózicka of Employers of Poland points out.
These issue will be the focus of a debate entitled “How to prevent conflicts in a company environment?”, organized by the Entrepreneur Support Centre of Employers of Poland. The event will be held on February 4th, under the media patronage of ISB News.
Conflicts can be prevented or avoided with the aid of legal advice or through mediation. Mediations can be concern individual or group disputes in areas such as a.o. conflicts between employers and employees, conflicts in work teams, group conflicts, conflicts with administration (including tax authorities) conflicts between entrepreneurs or reductions. Mediation may take place both prior to and after the conclusion of legal proceedings and should be conducted in accordance with the standards of the European Mediator’s Code of Conduct and the Polish mediators Ethical Code.
The Entrepreneur Support Centre (CWP) is a department of Employers of Poland dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and resolution of conflicts arising from employers’ activities. The Centre was established within the framework of a project entitled “Establishment of the Entrepreneur Support Centre of Employers of Poland – social dialog through mediation’, co-financed by the EU as part of the European Social Fund.