Conflicts are a necessary part of working life in order for businesses to be successful. When we hire smart, diverse teams, we must expect they have different opinions. Indeed, that is the benefit of diversity. Businesses benefit from having many different opinions in order to solve problems and be innovative. Businesses also benefit from deciding on and sticking to one opinion, in order to behave consistently, act effectively, and make efficient use of resources. Therefore, Conflict is a necessary and healthy activity that we should expect to find at all levels of healthy businesses.
Sometimes, we use the term Conflict to mean a state of difference, and sometimes to mean an activity between two or more people.
This is a living collection of resources that I use with in my Leadership Development workshops related to Conflict, Leading teams and Managing Meetings. It includes all the resources I refer to in the 2-hour workshop, Making the Most out of Conflict at Work. I have selected the content based on my observation of the leaders I have worked with and coached along their leadership journeys from MBA to CEO.
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For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. Margaret Heffernan