Posted by: kerrywills | September 6, 2019

Conflict is inevitable


I do not like conflict and really do try to avoid it. Unfortunately it is inevitable in a business setting as there are many scenarios that arise….

  • People have different opinions on recommendations, options or decisions
  • People can have different agendas
  • People have different personalities and do not get along
  • People could just have a bad day and want to take it out on people

We-live-to-fight-another-day

We need to recognize these situations will occur and determine how best to address them when they do. My approach when conflict does arise includes the following tactics.

  • Stay calm
  • Focus on facts rather than blaming others
  • Look to negotiate to an acceptable solution or compromise

Many days I feel like all I do is deal with conflict with others or within teams.¬† All I try to do when this happens is survive and “live to fight another day.”


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