Whether it's due to resource issues, perceived lack of compatibility around goals, priorities or personalities, protracted conflict can have serious implications. From lowered productivity to a toxic work environment, it's important to get people thinking about "What's at stake if you don't resolve your conflict?". Could it mean a shift to a toxic team environment? Impact on your customer base? Impact on results?
At the same token, asking "What's the cost of not resolving conflict?" is another key question to be asking.
Conflict is an area which many professionals struggle with in today's workplace. Becoming more aware of our own conflict style and skills to work around and across differences is a core competency for all team members today. T his is especially true for global and virtual teams where we have additional layers of differences - language, priorities, timezones etc.
Take a look at past posts I've written on conflict and working across differences.
Contact me to discuss how we could support your team in becoming more proficient in working across differences, and conflict, starting with becoming more aware of your own styles, strengths and communication practices. Email us here to discuss.
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