Team Conflict

Team conflict is common in the workplace where it may hinder productivity and the achievement of team goals.

People have different viewpoints and, under the right set of circumstances, those differences escalate to conflict. How you handle that conflict determines whether it works to the team’s advantage, or contributes to its demise.

You can choose to:

-ignore it (NEVER)

-complain about it

-blame someone for it

-try to deal with it through hints and suggestions

-or you can be direct, clarify what is going on, and attempt to reach a resolution through common techniques like negotiation or compromise

It’s clear that conflict has to be dealt with, but the question is how: it has to be dealt with constructively and with a plan.

If management of conflict is not effective, it can totally disrupt the entire group.

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