Our goal is to give you the tools to understand conflict and empower you to make more effective choices when you when you encounter or witness conflict. Conflict can come from a variety of sources: Goals – Conflict can happen as a result of colliding goals or priorities. It can also happen when there is… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Conflict
Team members who trust one another are going to feel comfortable engaging in unfiltered, passionate debate around issues and decisions. There is a big difference between team members practicing healthy debate and conflict versus avoiding conflict or engaging in conflict that is destructive. During the Five Behaviors facilitation, team members agree to the guidelines and… Read more »
“My team doesn’t need the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program – In fact, they’ve been together so long, they finish each others’ sentences!” Over and over again, the word trust is used… and misused. “Trust” implies something different to everyone! For highly productive teams – those that perform effectively, consistently over time, trust… Read more »
Can arguing actually be a sign of a highly functional team? By all means —as long as you have trust. Once team members are comfortable being vulnerable with each other, they can become even stronger by mastering the art of conflict. The fact is conflict that occurs within an environment of trust means that team… Read more »
Conflict can be uncomfortable and is generally viewed as a negative in business and in life. Most people fear it and try to avoid it by being agreeable, by going along to get along. There is, however, a cost to that kind of harmony. An environment totally free of conflict is static. In the same… Read more »
You spend a large percentage of your waking hours with your colleagues and employees. You get to know their strengths, weaknesses, quirks and good and bad habits, so it is inevitable that moments of tension or conflict occur from time to time within the office. Managing many different personalities and dealing with difficult people can… Read more »
More people are encountering bullies in the workplace, according to a new study from CareerBuilder, conducted by Harris Interactive. In a sample of more than 3,800 workers nationwide, 35 percent of workers said they have felt bullied on the job, up from 27 percent 2011. The Effects of Workplace Bullying Almost half of workers don’t… Read more »
Rudeness is an increasingly common problem in the workplace, according to a recent study. Researchers from Indiana Wesleyan University and Florida International University presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association this month: according to the study, 86 percent of 289 employees in three Midwestern firms reported workplace incivility. From a… Read more »
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