In working through conflict, it is important to think about the following:
How do you approach conflict? Are you a conflict averter? Are you an embracer of conflict? Are you a conflict creator?
How is conflict addressed in your organization? Within your team? Is this the best way to approach conflict?
As you think about the approaches you use around conflict how does it relate to the importance of the relationships which exist? The results you are looking after? If you were to adjust your approach for the benefit of the results and relationships you are looking for, what changes would you make?
On this note, we usually want to adjust our approach to conflict based on how important the end result and relationships are. If the result is important, we may choose to push for that, at the expense of the relationship or making someone angry. If the relationship is important and the result is not, we may choose to compromise. If both the relationship and result is important we may opt to collaborate.
What’s the cost of not addressing conflict?
If you were to make one adjustment around conflict, what would that be?
For more on the topic of teamwork and conflict, check out these past Teams365 posts.
Enjoy your Wednesday,
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