A full scale office brawl has erupted between two staff members. Would it be sensible to break it up, or should I let them slug it out and smash ten piles of crap out of each other?
In all honesty you will need to use your managerial experience to make a swift assessment of the situation and act accordingly. It comes down to a matter of safety. If the people involved in the office fisticuffs have the combined weight of a fruit fly on the Atkins diet – you should wade in there and do you best to take control of the situation. If however, the team members at war are a pair of rugby playing gym bunnies with biceps the size of Barnsley, we suggest you hide under the nearest table and exercise your managerial authority from behind a barricade of chairs and coat stands. Like we said – safety first!
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