We want to share an article and a tool to address a topic that has come up multiple times in the last few weeks as we work with organizations.
That topic is CONFLICT. Uh oh. Do you feel a rock in the pit of your stomach at the mere mention of conflict? If so, please keep reading… we have some tips that just might help! 🙂
Did you know that it is impossible for you to achieve the best results in your organization without productive conflict?
It’s true. Productive conflict improves your business results.
Yes, but— what if I do everything possible to avoid conflict?
None of us really enjoys conflict, but some of us rush to conflict so we can get to the other side- to find a resolution and reach a happier place.
Others know they need to address conflict, but need a process to help manage the conflict without getting paralyzed by their emotions.
Others want to ignore conflict completely, which makes conflict even more emotional and can be damaging to your relationships and to your health.
Sticking your head in the sand is not a good option for dealing with conflict if you want to create a culture where people look forward to coming to work on Monday.
Summary: Managers and leaders who view conflict as an opportunity rather than a problem realize tangible benefits. Read the article to learn about key competencies to resolve conflict in a productive manner —and for the most critical skill of all.
If you are searching for a tool to help you manage conflict at work, we have have just introduced a brand new tool called Everything DiSC Productive Conflict.
Workplace conflict is inevitable. Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners improve their self-awareness around conflict behaviors.
Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, EverythingDiSC Productive Conflict helps leaders become aware of destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.
By increasing self-awareness around conflict behaviors, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.
With Productive Conflict, learners will:
- Explore the destructive and productive conflict behaviors of each DiSC® style
- Understand how to manage their response when they are dealing with conflict
- Discover communication strategies to engage in productive conflict with colleagues
If you want more information, please let us know and we will provide a sample of this survey and share how it has been used to help teams and leaders work together more effectively.
Wishing you the best,