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Conflict Avoidance Costs Organizations Big $$$$

  • Posted by: Ellen Kandell

Did you know that…

  • The cost of defending an employment case up through trial ranges between $75,00 – $125,000 and to take a case to the jury ranges from $175,000 – $250,000
  • The cost of replacing talent that leaves due to workplace conflict can be as high as that individual’s yearly salary
  • Fortune 500 senior executives spend 20% of their time in litigation related activities
  • 85% of employees have experienced conflict in their working lives
  • 89% of employees have experienced a workplace conflict that has escalated
  • 25% of employees report that conflict results in sickness or absenteeism

How much should you worry about these costs? The data suggests you should worry a lot. Can you afford these costs, lost productivity, and distraction from your organization’s critical mission?

When there’s an increase in employee turnover, there may be underlying team conflicts. At Alternative Resolutions, LLC, we dive into these thorny issues and help parties resolve conflict EARLY before it eats at your bottom line and keeps you awake at night. We reduce the toxicity that spreads through an organization when conflict occurs. We care about helping organizations achieve their goals and turn conflict into consensus and an opportunity to produce lasting change.

Call 301-588-5390 to schedule an evaluation or email me: ek@alternativeresolutions.net.


Ellen F. Kandell is a certified professional mediator and attorney with over 30 years of public and private sector experience.  An expert in dispute resolution and mediation, Ms. Kandell is certified by the International Mediation Institute. She has been a leader in the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. She provides mediation services, group facilitation, neutral evaluation and training to diverse, national clients. Get in touch with her via emailLinkedInTwitter, or give her a call at 301-588-5390.

Author: Ellen Kandell

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