When one teammate steps on another’s toes (to put it nicely), too often it’s our natural reaction to hope for the best without taking the time to fix the issue at hand. I call these “bruised” relationships.
If a bruised relationships goes unresolved for too long, it can end up doubling the amount of stress on your team, creating an unproductive atmosphere. I’ve seen many good, talented people leave organizations over bruised relationships that could have been solved with the proper effort.
If you know of a bruised relationship at your workplace, here are seven proven steps to repair that relationship and get back on track to building a productive, cohesive team.