An antidote of adversarial relationship among colleagues is to create a permeable management system
An organization is permeable if it is characterized by easy, smooth in-and-out flow of people, expertise, information and resources throughout the boundaries of the organization. Permeable organizations do not have frontiers between and among units of the organization. These frontiers are impediments for free flow of information that results in assumptions, fears and rumors. An impermeable organization on the other hand, fosters adversarial relationship amongst staff due to absence of trust, openness and collaboration while traditional concerns for rank and hierarchy become anachronistic.
A good management must avoid a system that may offend employees and make them break organizational rules or co-workers territories, leading to interpersonal conflicts
Where we see self-esteem, we see self- acceptance. High self-esteem individuals tend to avoid falling into an adversarial relationship with themselves.
- Nathaniel Branden