Six Entrepreneurs Share Tricks For Diffusing Office Conflict

Arguments are bound to happen. Here’s how to deal with them.

1. Confront it.
“If people come to me with a conflict, my first question is whether they’ve addressed the person or people directly. If they haven’t, I send them back. I’m clear about this expectation from day one, and employees’ performance reviews include ranking their ability to provide constructive feedback. Aligning incentives to this value has led to a zero-drama, zero-­gossip workplace.” – Lauren Schulte, CEO and founder, The Flex Company

2. Know when to cut ties.
“I subscribe to the notion that there are three sides to every story – yours, mine and the truth that lies somewhere in between. Addressing conflicts and working to find mutual goals, together, is the best way to handle clashes and even find ways to collaborate more deeply. All that said, sometimes issues can’t be resolved. And sometimes dissolution is the best resolution for everyone.” – Aaron Kwittken, founder and CEO, KWT Global…[READ MORE]

Source: Six Entrepreneurs Share Tricks For Diffusing Office Conflict | entrepreneur.com

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