When I say the word ‘conflict’ what comes to your mind? Stress, anxiety, avoid at all costs, frustration, fear?
It’s no wonder.
The frequency of conflict in the workplace is shocking:
And for our organizations, conflict affects the ability to retain great employees, amount of sick leave, quality and amount of work getting done and on time, productivity, workplace culture and organizational reputations.
It’s enough to make us want to hide out in a cave with no human contact (at least until we recoup and regroup).
It’s not surprising. I’d wager a bet (and I’m not even a betting person) that you likely didn’t learn how to resolve conflict – at home, in school or on the job. It’s something that we’re just supposed to magically know how to do, even when our pulses are racing, our throats are dry and we’re spending every precious moment trying not to throw up with anxiety when we’re in the middle of a difficult conflict.
There is good news, however. Conflict resolution is a series of practical, helpful, simple skills that can be learned. Truly, honestly, really.
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