The following worksheet will help you calculate the cost of conflict in your workplace. Use it to get an idea of how costly one conflict can be. Complete as much of this form as possible; you may not know all the answers, so feel free to make estimates.

  • Estimate the combined number of hours people spend on the conflict on a weekly basis (include the time spent complaining and gossiping about the people involved in the conflict):
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 100.
  • Employee Benefit News conservatively estimates that the cost of replacing a worker who leaves is 33% of their annual salary. This section adds to that cost for those workers who have left or might leave as a result of this conflict.”:
  • Estimate the actual and potential costs of reduced decision quality, disengagement, sabotage, and increased health care needs related to this conflict: