Basics of conflict management

Lalit Bhojwani By Lalit Bhojwani, 31st May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Conflict can be positive and negative and in this article you will find basics of conflict management.

Basics of conflict management

Is there any need of managing conflict? Conflict can be positive and many new and innovative ideas are the result of conflicts, yet there is a need of managing conflict because conflict can turn into violent conflict and conflict results in distress in employees that reduce productivity.

Conflict management is a great challenge for every manager and if you can deal with conflict, you will build an effective team and if you cannot handle the conflict, your team will not be able to work effectively.

When people work together, then differences will arise and later on these differences turn into conflicts.

When conflicts arise, what should you do? Should you avoid conflicts or should you manage conflicts? If conflicts occurs, then avoiding conflict will ruin productivity of your employees, hence conflict needs to be managed. To manage conflict you can follow these techniques -

1. To manage conflict effectively you need to give appropriate chance to both parties to put their point of view.

2. Communicate effectively. Most of the time conflict occurs because of lack of communication. If you want to manage conflict, then you have to communicate effectively.

3. Regular meetings can help you understand conflict. Conflict can be better managed if it is managed in its initial stage. Try to identify conflict at its initial stage because it will help you manage conflict effectively.

4. Pointing out to common ground. In the process of managing conflict you need to point out to a common ground that will be suitable for both conflicting parties.

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