Are issues getting swept under the carpet?
Are people feeling safe to bring issues to the table, no matter how big or small?
The topic of creating a safe place for issues to be raised, and acted on is critical in today's business environment, yet many leaders and team members can feel that this may be perceived as "risky", "rocking the boat", or "telling tales".
Honesty and transparency help teams keep moving and be proactive in working through differences.
Within an individual team ther may be many different styles of how team members approach conflict. Those that want to compete and always win, versus those who may want to accmoodate so they don't have to have a conflict.
What is important to recognize is that different styles are needed in approaching conflict? Sometimes when the result is important competition is the best approach other times, it's important to collaborate.
Click here to review past posts I have written on the topic of convlict., including
Teams365 #511: Four Keys to Navigating Conflict
Teams365 #510: Conflict : How important is the relationship and result?
As I wrap up this post, here are two questions to consider today:
How would you describe the team culture around conflict?
How is this helping and hindering the team and it's results?
With best wishes,
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