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Listen and hear us share our own experiences and cover a variety of topics, we understand how important it is to share our stories and how powerful it is to hear other peoples stories – There is so much value you can learn from others and you may discover they are or have walked a similar path to yours.
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EP23 – Dealing With Conflict
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EP23 – Dealing with conflict
Conflicts are a normal part of everyday life, we have conflicts with friends, family members, work colleges and even random stranger. It can be the simplest of things that causes conflict such as mannerisms, interests, social opinions, and even eating habits. There are an unlimited number of traits a person can have which cause them to get on your nerves.
What separates some from others is the way in which such conflict is deal with. Some people tend to deal with issues almost immediately and can be quite confrontational, whereas others are more passive aggressive and will only deal with such issues when they become a bigger issue.
There are a number of causes of conflict in everyday life including, but not limited to:
Different cultures and backgrounds
Differing values, opinions and beliefs
Lack of sensitivity to race, gender, age, class, education and ability
Poor people skills, especially communication
Volatile, fast-changing workplace
Limits on resources, physical and psychological
Once conflict has arisen, or is about to arise there are various ways in which to deal and manage it so as not to allow it to escalate. According to the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument, there are five main key styles for managing conflict:
Forcing — using your formal authority or power to satisfy your concerns without regard to the other party’s concerns
Accommodating — allowing the other party to satisfy their concerns while neglecting your own
Avoiding — not paying attention to the conflict and not taking any action to resolve it
Compromising — attempting to resolve the conflict by identifying a solution that is partially satisfactory to both parties but completely satisfactory to neither
Collaborating — co-operating with the other party to understand their concerns in an effort to find a mutually satisfying solution
For the most part collaboration (particularly in the working place) would represent the best way to deal with important issues, although forcing can sometimes be appropriate if time is an issue. For moderately important issues, compromising can lead to quick solutions but it doesn’t satisfy either side, nor does it foster innovation, so collaboration is probably better.
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