Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.— Gandhi
Speaking of skirting the issue… Bossy Skirt addresses the misconception surrounding conflict resolution—how ignoring and avoiding the problem actually makes it worse, and why the bigger deal you make it, the bigger deal it becomes.
It’s no surprise that different opinions (and personalities) can cause office conflict, but that doesn’t mean it has to tear teams apart. Take a look at a few of the most common causes, so you can nip it in the bud before it becomes a full-fledged Gremlin. (Hint: Don’t feed it.)
Future Bosses, if you want that corner office someday (and even if you don’t) you’re going to need to get good at handling conflict ASAP. We know—easier said than done—especially for those of us with confrontation-phobia. Here’s a good place to start when you’re ready to dip your toe into the dispute resolution waters.
And one last piece of advice before you go swimming, take a quick look at resolution traps to avoid.