Managing Workplace Conflicts in Business Environment: The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Barrister Ebe Oni-Ojo, Iyiola, O. O., Osibanjo, A. O.


In today’s business atmosphere, conflict in the workplace is a noteworthy issue; therefore, handling conflicts in organizations is essentially very important as organizations that fail to address conflicts properly are likely to run into problems because conflict is integral in organizational life and has both likely benefits and costs. To address the situation of conflicts, lately since 1970s organizations have turned to the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), in resolving workplace conflicts. This article therefore presents the authors’ thoughts on why organizations should use ADR to manage workplace conflicts; as effective conflict management has the prospective to play a key role in the success of organizations goals.

Keywords: Workplace Conflicts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Environment, & Management

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