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Managing Conflict in a Work Environment

March 27th, 2013 by

In every office, construction site or boardroom, there will be conflict. While this might seem like a bad thing, author Calia Roberts explains in her article that not all conflict is negative, and that it can be managed in an effective way.

Conflict is defined as any disagreement where two people differ in terms of their beliefs or opinions. In some cases, conflict can result in great compromises and smart new directions for a company. If it becomes a problem, however, there are some simple ways to manage it. Ideally, managers will draw on their leadership skills to find a solution where both parties feel heard and understood. In addition, leaders and managers should be able to help eliminate sources of conflict in the future by creating a more harmonious workplace.

To learn more about conflict and how best to avoid and manage it, read the full article here.

About the Author:

Sandy Davis

Sandy Davis is a long-time educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Education, having taught English, writing, and communication on the secondary and college levels. With ten years of experience in blogging, social media and content management, she is a freelance writer and content marketing specialist for a diverse range of clients.

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