Why Conflict is Actually Good for the Workplace 7 years ago 1 Comment For many, conflict immediately invokes thoughts of battle, shouting matches, or even negative relationships. What matters is how one manages conflict with others.
Depending upon how those conflicts are handled, they can lead to discord or to a more positive workplace. The idea is to accept the fact that conflicts will naturally arise and that it is possible to deal with them in a way that ultimately strengthens your organization.
Unity When your corporate culture naturally incorporates positive conflict resolution, employees are unified by the knowledge that everyone is expected to do the "right" thing, to behave like an adult and to come up with compassionate ways to work with a diversified population.
Although conflict is uncomfortable for many people, resolution feels good for almost everyone. It is in negotiating conflict that employees find common ground with one another.
Trust It's easy to like people with whom you've never had a difference of opinion. However, finding resolution in the midst of conflict with another employee can help you build trust with that person -- to begin to understand his position.
Just like children who argue on the playground only to become friends later, relationships can be strengthened by shared experiences, both positive and negative. Precedent Perhaps one of the most positive aspects of implementing a policy of positive conflict resolution in a company is the precedent it sets.
After time, existing employees may have trouble recalling specific conflicts and new employees will never know a time when there wasn't a system in place to deal with such conflicts. Productivity Positive conflict resolution sets a stage on which individual differences are appreciated.
While in some companies employees might be afraid to stand out, to suggest anything new or different, a business that promotes a positive workplace also encourages employees to be innovative.Positive and Negative Conflict Let’s listen as former OSU Engineering Career Services staff member, Rachel Ligman, speaks with Dr.
Louise Douce, psychologist and Special Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life at OSU, on a definition of conflict, its causes, and the differences between positive and negative conflict in the workplace.
Conflict in the workplace can have different effects depending on how it is managed. A good manager can identify positive conflict and will encourage that kind of employee interaction. It turns out conflict isn’t always bad.
In fact, psychologically it can be extremely positive, especially in a team environment. In reality, conflict exists as a natural and inevitable part of. Any time more than one person is part of an organization, there is conflict.
Depending upon how those conflicts are handled, they can lead to discord or to a more positive workplace. The idea is. Positive conflict Positive conflict is very useful in group deliberations.
When faced with a conflict, most healthy groups will look for more information to resolve it. Managing conflict is quicker and more efficient than letting conflicts fester.
Challenging old assumptions can lead to changes in outdated practices and processes.
Conflict requires creativity to .