Workplace drama and politics can be a real chore, a draining part of the routine. Socially toxic work environments are one of the reasons why people opt to work remotely or enter the Virtual Assistant field. But even then the virtual workforce isn’t immune from animosities and issues. These can be quite costly, according to CPP’s Global Human Capital Report on “Workplace Conflict and How Businesses Can Harness It to Thrive:”
- In 2008, employees in the US spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict among peers and managers.
- This adds up to 385 million working days lost and $250 billion in paid hours wasted on unnecessary conflict.