If misunderstandings and interpersonal issues are fuel to the fire that is conflict in the workplace, what can be used to put out the flame? Or what could have been done to prevent the fire in the first place?
Before answering those questions, ask: How did the fire begin? Typically, these type of relationship fires begin because of one missing element: trust.
Start with the source: Trust in the workplace
As a leader, you can troubleshoot whether you have trust in the workplace when you engage in critical conversations with employees. Discussions around the following topics can be applicable: