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Tips to Handle Workplace Conflict

by Latisha Porter (follow)
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You can address problems at work in many ways, but handling conflicts at work should be done in a professional and intelligent manner.

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Here are some tips to handle workplace conflict:

Tip 1: Talk with the other person. Arrange to meet with the other person in a place where you wonít be interrupted.

Tip 2: Focus on behavior and events, not on personalities. Describe a specific instance or event instead of generalizing.

Tip 3: Listen carefully. Listen to the other person and avoid interrupting them.

Tip 4: Identify points of agreement and disagreement. Summarize the areas of agreement and disagreement. Ask the other person if he or she agrees with your assessment.

Tip 5: Prioritize the areas of conflict. Discuss which areas of conflict are most important to each of you to resolve.

woman typing on laptop and another woman talking

Tip 6: Develop a plan to work on each conflict. Start with the most important conflict and setup future meeting times to continue your discussions.

Tip 7: Follow through on your plan. Stick with the discussions until youíve worked through each area of conflict.

Tip 8: Build on your success. Look for opportunities to point out progress. Compliment the other personís insights and achievements.

So, the next time workplace conflicts arise, be sure to revisit this list of tips in order to resolve the conflicts.

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