We all hate being caught in the middle of a disagreement between two coworkers. Sometimes, conflict and debates can be good for people and for organizations. But other times… not so much.
Most work place conflict seems to be awkward, uncomfortable, and a drain on productivity. So what should you do? Should you stay out of it, or should you intervene?
Harvard Business Review gives us the rundown on what we can do to overcome this challenge, and I’ve summarized it here:
Remember, if they are your subordinates, it is your duty to intervene as a manager, leader, and friend. But if they are your peers--as a friend, you should point out that their spat is getting in the way of working together.
And here’s my special gift for you—4 questions you can ask yourself during conflict.
Looking forward to hearing if this helps,
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