During your time at the university, a conflict may arise in your workplace. This page is intended to provide supervisors with resources to resolve conflicts effectively.The presence of conflict is not necessarily a negative thing. If conflict is effectively resolved, it can lead to personal and professional growth.
Avoiding conflict is often the easiest way to deal with it. It does not, however, make it go away. Rather it pushes the conflict underground, only to have it resurface in a new form. By actively resolving conflict when it occurs, we can create a more positive work environment for everyone.
In its commitment to ensuring a positive work experience, the University of Oklahoma provides several resources helpful in understanding and resolving conflicts. Supervisors and employees must attempt internal, informal resolution of a conflict. However, if your own attempts at resolution are not successful, HR Employee Relations may be able to help.
If needed, the university provides a formal dispute resolution process. The policy and form can be found below.