Getting angry at work? Six tips for dealing with workplace conflict

Most organisations and employers will say somewhere in their vision and values statements that they value honesty and encourage it.

This tends not to hold true when the employee needs to be honest about a particular feeling, specifically anger. Honesty is valued yet anger is not. In fact anger is avoided at almost any cost.

Anger is one of our core feelings and like all core feelings, suppressing it rather than acknowledging it can cause problems. Of course the problem with anger in the workplace is that even the word is pejorative. To be angry has shame associated with loss of control, bullying and aggression, none of which is appreciated in the workplace….

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