Top 10 causes of UK workplace conflict

07 Jun, 2017

Top 10 causes of conflict in UK workplaces


  1. Unfair workloads and disparity between employees’ working hours (32%)
  2. Gossip and rumours (31%)
  3. Friendship groups and cliques (27%)
  4. Preferential treatment for some staff (23%)
  5. Negative attitudes towards the company (22%)
  6. Salary and wage differences (21%)
  7. Promotions and progression (20%)
  8. Staff arrivals and departures (19%)
  9. Unfair distribution of training and development opportunities (18%)
  10. Extra breaks for smokers (15%)



Source: HR Grapevine