Under extraordinary circumstances of stress, conflict at work is inevitable. Here are some strategies to navigate difficult conversations.
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How to address confrontation within yourself, with others, and throughout your life.
By approaching workplace conflict in a professional manner, you can help foster a positive, respectful office environment.
If you have worked for a while, you have undoubtedly had to face an inconvenient truth — sometimes conflict is inevitable.
We need conflict; without it, we limit creativity, collaboration and our social capital. However, we need to reframe it as differences in how we see things and as having a positive outcome.
Take GovLoop’s quiz to walk through five scenarios and learn whether you’re an avoider, collaborator, competitor, compromiser or accommodator.
Open conflict, tense meetings, and burned bridges are all too common at work. If you’re thrown into an awkward situation with the expectation that you can make it better, try some of these strategies and see if they work for you. What other methods have you used to diffuse tough work situations?
The cost of conflict avoidance is real.
Conflict is a normal part of human nature, so it’s not surprising that we find it in the workplace. It’s probably even less surprising that it emerges when applying human-centered design (HCD). Just think about it – human-centered design is a very different way of working for most people. Many find its application uncomfortable inRead… Read more »
When we are in conflict with someone at work, it can feel like we are in a tug-of-war (or worse). There is our way (which of course, is the right way), and their way (the not-so-right-way). When conflict feels like this, in order to move forward, it seems as though there are only twoRead… Read more »