"A statement released by the band on Wednesday read: 'Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled'' the Hollywood Reporter wrote when the new broke.
But is this really the case?
A source close to the band told TMZ that 'Jon and Sambora have been experiencing difficulties in their relationship for many years now, and the current breakup had been a long time coming.' The source also revealed that the guitarist had grown tired of Jon constantly 'belittling' him in front of other people.
Like Jon Bon Jovi, you may find conflict in the workplace a minefield to navigate. Especially if it's a long-standing or deep-seated conflict. But that doesn't mean it can't be resolved…
When all else fails, use an outside facilitator to resolve conflict in the workplace
'Sometimes, a long-standing or deep-seated conflict may need to be addressed with the help of a professional facilitator or mediator from outside the company,' writes advises Nichola Wainright, a Human Resource Manager, in The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.
She believes you should use an outside facilitator to help you resolve workplace conflict if:
With the help of an outside facilitator, it's possible to resolve long-standing conflict in the workplace. Since the facilitator is impartial to both parties, it's the easiest way to come up with a win-win situation for both of you.
So if you've been battling with an employee for a long time over issues that just don't ever reach resolution, consider getting an outside facilitator in to help resolve it. If you don't, you could end up with a managerial nightmare similar to the Bon Jovi currently finds himself in.