A Boss Can Improve Efficiency Relying on Rivals and Even (Healthy) Conflict

December 4, 2016

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Squandered work time can be expensive for companies, to the tune of $15.5 million on average, according to researchers from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Ohio State. But communication, a new pair of eyes and even healthy conflict can help solve this.

As detailed in a recent Kellogg Insight blog posting, there are clear-cut ways to combat dysfunctional workplace dynamics that can hit companies’ bottom line. Their work involved identifying different kinds of management problems or employee behaviors that lead to inefficiencies, and how to solve them.

Here are some of their recommendations, as noted in the blog posting:

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