Reducing Conflict and Building Cooperation
What is Conflict?
Conflict in the workplace is a fact of life, it is a natural and unavoidable part of any relationship, work or personal. People bring their unique needs, expectations, values, experiences, ambitions, and personalities to the workplace. Other factors that may lead to conflict include scarce resources, different professional approaches, and organisational change.
Conflict is often seen as negative, yet it can lead to great change and improvement. The differences between people can often result in innovative ideas and a more flexible team environment. However, if not managed properly, it can also result in conflict, poor team morale, and poor performance.
It's reasonable to promote the idea of a conflict-free workplace, but the reality is that workplace conflict can lead to great change and improvement. Sometimes the very differences that create conflict can at times provide the spark which energises the team and results in productive benefits such as enhanced creativity, innovation and quality.
Conflict can be considered healthy when it:
- Gets hidden feelings and issues out in the open where they can be dealt with, by both/all parties.
- Moves a relationship out of a rut.
- Develops confidence in a relationship.
- Promotes genuine interaction between people.
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