How to survive—and overcome—workplace hostilities

Whether your office is more like a battle of wits, a street fight or guerrilla warfare, use these three savvy tactics to disarm corporate combatants.

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Love might be the harshest battlefield, but the workplace can be a savage arena, too.

Hopefully, your office is not reminiscent of “The Hunger Games”—or any of these places—but every workplace has challenges. There will always be difficult people, certainly.

Depending on the situation you find yourself in, here are three tactics you can rely on to win the day—and minimize collateral damage:

1. Empathy. If you want to earn respect and tamp down workplace hostilities, learn how to listen. Empathize, and elevate others around you.

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