Good managers and supervisors are very essential to an organization. In today’s business and legal environment, it is very important to understand on how to handle employees effectively.
So you find yourself at odds with one of your colleagues at work and you want to make the best of a difficult situation. What should you do? Well I ask you to look deep within yourself and ask the following question: “What is the worst thing that I will feel if I don’t get my needs met?”
We’ve all been in conflict… a fellow employee gets under your skin, a boss’ management style demoralizes you, a subordinate is constantly defiant. These sorts of conflicts are a normal part of life. The key to proper resolution of these inevitable conflicts is having a set of rules and practices to tip the momentum of your conflicts toward a mutually beneficial resolution.
Hardly constructive, these exchanges resemble debates or ping-pong games and serve only to inflame emotions and entrench the participants. How do normally intelligent and articulate people fall into such unproductive patterns? And what can be done about it? The answers to both questions lie in the roles we instinctively and sometimes unconsciously adopt when confronted by conflict.
Even trivial problems or petty squabbles in the workplace can grow given the right conditions so it’s important to nip these issues in the bud. The good news about workplace conflict is that there are signs you can spot before it blows up into a much bigger issue than it otherwise has to be. Read about which signs to look for in this blog post.