Here are seven very simple but effective ways I`ve learned over the years to manage disagreements productively. If you handle disagreements well, they can actually be good for business. As Craig Round and Tim Flanagan say in their book “Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader,” disagreements give you a great chance to identify problems, try different approaches, and find effective solutions. Thank you Andrei for sharing your thoughts. I agree with you that there is a difference between strong self-esteem and exaggerated self-esteem. One of them has a quiet self-confidence, while the other does not have confidence in himself and feels the need to draw attention to himself and all the things they do. In case of disagreement, a balance must be made. And another of our Twitter followers, Lauren Dacruz in Mauritius, felt that the different personalities should be taken into account in the management of disagreements. “Find the personality types,” she said. In this way, “whoever leads the group knows the dynamics and how to treat everyone”. If employees disagree, their productivity decreases and a disagreement can become a disruptive conflict. As a small business owner, you show leadership in finding ways to resolve labour disputes while preserving the dignity of all parties involved. Address disagreements from a position of understanding why disagreements erupt and how they can escalate if left unattended.
Frequent sources of labour disputes are personality conflicts, difficult staff and lack of communication. And if you`re a manager, dealing with disagreements can take up a significant portion of your time. Studies show that people in leadership positions spend 20-40% of their work week managing conflict in one way or another. In my case, one of the biggest differences of opinion has been on how best to take care of my body. 2. Look beyond your own triggers. Many discrepancies are due to the fact that someone was triggered by something that was said. What is triggered is usually fear and awareness of one`s own limitations. Whatever happened in your past, you need to find a way to overcome your triggers and see that you`re in a new situation with someone who doesn`t mean you have to suffer. Below is a list of ways to handle disagreements in a more pious way if you strive to be “at peace” with one another….