Conflict spreads like Covid and with some of the negative symptoms. Almost all of us experience it at some point in our careers. But now that we’re working remotely and don’t have to deal with copy machine hoarding, stinky lunches, and noisy office mates, is conflict happening less?
We wanted to dig deep on who is in conflict with whom while working virtually. And why they’re sending egregious messages. And so much more. MyPerfectResume asked over 1000 U.S. workers about the conflicts they were facing while WFH and collected thousands of data points. We believe it’s worth sharing to raise awareness about this all-too-common issue.
Here are some of our key findings:
- 81% of remote professionals have experienced workplace conflict.
- 46% use a work messaging app for their arguments.
- Most workers (65%) experienced conflict with their coworkers specifically, 19% with their boss, 11% with an external manager and 5% with an employee working at another company.
The cause of conflict came from “lack of transparency/honesty about something important” 18%, “clash of values” came in at 9%, and a “false accusation” accounted for 2%.
- 36% of the respondents (that’s 488 people) felt that their bosses were too aggressive in their texts.
- After enduring rounds of virtual conflict with a coworker or a boss, 39% said that they wanted to leave or actually left their jobs due to the problem.
Check out the full study: