Increase Team Productivity by Avoiding Conflict's Negative Side

Increase Team Productivity by Avoiding Conflict's Negative Side

Increase Team Productivity by Avoiding Conflict's Negative Side

Could a clarifying discussion make this year more successful?

 You and your team would likely agree that conflict is a part of business.

 Positive friction within a team can result in better solutions that include more perspectives and increase team cohesiveness. Negative friction pulls down teams where the quality of solutions can be detrimental to the business, sometimes cascading to the customer level.

Yet most teams never have a proactive discussion on how they will handle the conflicts that they know are sure to arise.

It’s a safe assumption that your organization has big goals this year. So why not prepare for the result of those different opinions and purposes that sometimes turn into negative conflict before it arrives at your next meeting? Would a team discussion and agreement on how you handle conflict increase your odds of achieving those big goals that everyone is excited about?

As you start this discussion it is worth thinking about the basic causes of conflict:

·     Misunderstandings from poor communications and/or lack of a common company vocabulary.

·     Values, expectations and goals that differ between individuals and corporate functions.

·     Competition for resources; sometimes fueled by a scarcity mentality.

·     Unaligned attitudes and unaligned actions.

The result of a proactive discussion on this topic helps the team go beyond avoidance/hiding emotions and displays of anger/digging in. Between these extremes teams find ways to constructively express their thoughts and feelings, resulting in progress throughout their businesses.

 “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” - Churchill

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