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Conflict 101™ - The Bottom Line
There’s no doubt that dealing with conflict is challenging but may not always be easy. But, it’s important to learn how-to-deal with “conflict” in a healthy and positive way.
The Bottom Line (from Confronting Workplace Conflict™ for Managers)
The most effective way to deal with conflict is to...Take a Moment....to get your composure. Identify a Positive Response… to move things forward in a positive way and break that typical fight, flight or freeze response. Manage Your Emotions...so you don’t overreact or take it personally. Remaining calm is good for you and for those you work with. Finally, envision a successful outcome. This is beneficial to you, those you work with and your organization.
Article: The Beauty of Reframing
This article looks at examples of reframing – of looking at an issue from a broader perspective that can help us move through life without feeling blindsided every time the unexpected happens. When we re-frame a difficult occurrence, we open our minds to positive outcomes and possibilities.
I'm Not Signing That
When an employee refuses to sign a performance evaluation, you might be tempted to just say - okay, fine. I'll just make a note that you refused to sign, and you do what you need to do. But the truth is, when an employee won't sign it generally means there's a lot more going on that really needs to be out on the table so you can deal with it. And the best way to make that happen is to take the time to T.A.L.K.™ about it.
You Can't Believe Anything They Say
There are two keys to working with an employee who thinks the information you're using in your discussion is biased; the first is to take extra time to really listen to the employee's perspective. And the second is to be specific about the information you're basing your evaluation on. The key is to use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help the employee identify areas that need improvement on their own.
Team Troubles? (The 'Fight' Approach to Conflict)
Some people use an aggressive approach when upset - we call this the 'fight' approach. This vignette helps you anticipate this and help you think about how you can use T.I.M.E. principles when your own emotions are triggered.
That’s My Bonus You’re Messin’ With! (The 'Freeze' Approach to Conflict)
Most of us don't like conflict! Some of us tend to 'freeze' when we are faced with situations that force us deal with tension in the workplace. It's important to remember that each of us is responsible for reacting in ways that will increase the odds for a successful resolution to the conflict.
The Fight Response (from Confronting Workplace Conflict™ for Managers)
It’s pretty obvious…yelling doesn’t help promote a respectful workplace or help make people feel included. It’s the same thing when dealing with conflict. Relationships get damaged, productivity dramatically decreases - people just shut down. Who wants to be yelled at? It’s unfortunate, but those who hit conflict straight on like that usually don’t know a better way to get things done.
The Flight Response (from Confronting Workplace Conflict™ for Managers)
When we encounter conflict with co-workers, many times we get stressed out and we go into flight mode. When a problem causes me to take “Flight”, I typically do it because I’m afraid that I’ll upset someone and hurt that relationship. Simply put… I’m afraid they won’t like me. But here’s the rub. If I don’t act, the problem won’t go away, it will affect my work, the productivity of other team members and a whole lot more.
The Freeze Response (from Confronting Workplace Conflict™ for Managers)
It’s not uncommon for people to simply “freeze up” when another person tries to steamroll the situation. Yet, moments later we want to kick ourselves because we now know what we should have said - only it’s too late. At the same time, we think we’ll say the wrong thing and the person will get even more upset.
Case Study: The Rivals (manager)
Handling conflict between two employees
Let's T.A.L.K.™ Navigating Difficult Workplace Discussions
Tackling difficult conversations is hard for just about everyone… especially when it comes to the trickier workplace issues that seem to pop up when you least expect it. Let's T.A.L.K.™ Navigating Difficult Workplace Discussions is designed to assist managers and supervisors in dealing with difficult workplace situations. The program provides several difficult scenarios that managers may face when dealing with employees and each scenario utilizes an easy-to- use, four-step process for working through the employee situation.
SMART-START™ Conflict: Resolving Conflict
A thought-provoking video that uses music,text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about conflict resolution.
Managing Essentials™ Solving Conflict Between Employees
A conflict between two or more employees is causing problems. For most managers or supervisors, the toughest part of dealing with conflict is making the decision to do something about it. So, what do you do? This video scenario provides the just-in-time information and tools needed to help a manager address the situation while maintaining a respectful workplace.
ATTITUDE!™ - Resolving Difficult Situations in the Workplace (Healthcare Version)
When it comes to working with others, there are always going to be people who don't have the same way of looking at things that we do. That's reality. The question is - how do we deal with them so that we get done what we need to get done... and keep our sanity at the same time? This program helps employees and leaders use emotional intelligence skills to recognize the characteristics of difficult attitudes in today’s diverse workforce and sort out the problems when they arise.