The Cost of Workplace Conflict is Greater than You Think

According to a 2008 study by CPP Inc.–publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument — U.S. employees spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to approximately $359 billion in in paid hours (based on average hourly earnings of $17.95), or the equivalent of 385 million working days.

FairField Center has answers for reducing the cost of workplace conflict. Training and assistance for quicker and more lasting conflict resolution in the workplace can have a huge impact on your company’s bottom line. FairField Center’s certified conflict mediators are trained to assist with workplace difficulties such as:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Business Dissolution
  • Employee-Employee
  • Supervisor-Employee
  • Team Projects
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Business-Business Relations

Group training and facilitation is also available. Here are a few trainings we offer, but customized classes can also be developed:

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Principles & Applications of Restorative Justice
  • Dealing with Intense Emotions
  • Diversity & Sensitivity Training
  • Communication and Conflict Styles in the Workplace
  • Communication Skills & Difficult Conversations
  • Peer Mediation
  • Listening 101
  • Manager as Mediator:  Roles & Responsibilities
  • Facilitating Group Decisions and Conflicted Topics
  • Manager as Mediator:  Roles & Responsibilities

Contact FairField Center today to see how we can best serve your organization. Email Tim Ruebke, Executive Director, at or call us as (540) 434-0059.