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Overly nice people in the office, who never pick a fight, and value friendly relations with their peers and bosses, may be just as responsible for team dysfunction as the combative ones.
Conflict, though uncomfortable, is a source of true motivation, and crucial for identifying risks and taking compelling decisions.
If you disagree with a decision and want to preserve your reputation as a nice person, you can ask indirectly, pointing towards the impact of the teams' decision, instead of making a direct statement criticizing or finding fault.
An open-ended question will help add value and invoke discussion.
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Don’t avoid conflict or pretend nothing has happened as it usually will only get worse.
Be quick to forgive. Every conflict needs a clear resolution that acknowledges hurt feelings and finds a solution that begins to mend them.
Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable. While you can try and avoid conflict (bad idea), you cannot escape conflict.
The ability to recognize conflict, understand the nature of...
... often results in loss of productivity, the stifling of creativity, and the creation of barriers to cooperation and collaboration.
Leaders who don’t deal with conflict will eventually watch their good talent walk out the door in search of a healthier and safer work environment.
It lets us reframe how we express ourselves and hear others.
It allows us to speak in terms of what we observe, how we’re feeling, what our needs are, and how we respond to other...
Is to empower functional giving and receiving.
If implemented correctly, it can replace knee-jerk reactions and old, ineffective patterns. It can be built like any habit.