escalating conflict

Is escalating conflict threatening your team?

In our last blog, we looked at conflict and individuals: How to recognize it in ourselves and others, and how resolving conflict always starts with “the why.” Productivity and performance suffer for a few reasons: A team that lacks cohesion is not going to be as effective as a team where everyone trusts and works […]

resolving conflict

How resolving conflict starts with “the why”

Are tempers flaring in your workplace? Have you witnessed some heated conversations? Have any team members sought your help resolving conflict? What about you? Do you feel exhausted, short-tempered? Does one of your peers push all the wrong buttons? Irritate you every time you have to work together? Whenever there are relationships, there is bound […]

workplace conflict

Is destructive workplace conflict affecting your team?

Every workplace has conflict, every group, every family unit. Conflict is unavoidable wherever there are human relationships. While we often view conflict as a bad thing, there are actually two types of conflict. It can be either unproductive or productive. Today we’re going to focus on the unproductive kind, and discuss what to do about […]

personality styles

How personality styles affect conflict on your team

Think about a few times when you’ve been angry. It could be a situation where you were just furious about a situation, locked in a debate or angry to have learned something unsettling.  What did you do? How did you handle the conflict?  Most of us have a sort of default way that we handle […]