The two main category of conflict in the work team is Personal and Professional. By personal, which means that is non work related, and Professional, that is work related. Nevertheless, either conflict will bring down the efficiency in the work team. In a more serious case, it can cause violence or lead to someone leaving the job due to either personal or professional conflict.
In many cases, personal conflict is more complicated than professional conflict. Because it is difficult to predict how each person will react to a situation and that person's mood for that day. Personal conflict can be caused by someone's gossip, miss communication or no communication. Personal conflict also can be caused by someone's perception, bad habits ( for example: always being too loud on the phone) or bad hygiene, or simply one dislikes another.
Although, we can not completely avoid any personal conflict, but there are few things we can do to minimize personal conflict in the work team. Below are some suggestions to avoid personal conflicts in the work team:
Give some personal space to each other in the work team
Make work place a more spacious work place
Be polite and courteous to each other
Always keep good and open communication among co-workers