Conflict is an unavoidable part of every work environment. Differing opinions, alternate agendas, and personal disagreements often put you and your peers on opposite sides of a conflict. But, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
When teams thoughtfully approach conflict, they can often come to agreements that are more beneficial than any one person’s idea or objective. Plus, you can use conflict as a way to learn about your peers – what they want, how they think, and how you can better work with them.
But to successfully navigate conflicts, you first have to know how you approach conflict. Take GovLoop’s quiz to walk through five scenarios and learn whether you’re an avoider, collaborator, competitor, compromiser or accommodator. Then use our cheat sheet to start taking a more strategic approach to conflict.