FACTFINDER
March 2017


Most of the people I've interviewed over the last thirty years
admit their natural distaste for conflict. Given the choice,
most of us would opt for harmony.



"If conflict is disabling your team,
there's a strong, natural tendency
to look the other way."



Short-fused assignments, unexpected demands, scarce resources, unrealistic timelines, difficult co-workers, competing departments, and a host of other factors make work harder. Yet managing conflict effectively is key to maintaining priorities and keeping people moving ahead with cohesiveness, unity, and esprit.

Most conflict is situationally induced--that is, it results from a combination of factors in the supervisor, the employee, and the issues surrounding the particular situation. Conflict can also result from situational issues between two co-workers. Facing such circumstances can be overwhelming, and efforts at resolution can further complicate the problem unless managers analyze and thoroughly understand the components so they can resolve it correctly.

If conflict is disabling your team, there's a strong, natural tendency to look the other way and hope things will get better. Don't! Instead, get help. Get objective, professional assistance in properly analyzing the situation. Not dealing with conflict results in long-term organizational disability.

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