Conflict is healthy it’s just HOW we deal with it that is NOT. Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation, as a manager, leader or parent you know those conversations that could go the wrong way and people might get angry?
Conflict is a normal part of any healthy relationship. Life is problematic and wherever there are groups of people whether it is at work or in a family, you will find conflict. After all, two people can’t be expected to agree on everything, all the time, especially when each has a different personality style that has different needs, motivations and fears. Learning how to deal with conflict—rather than avoiding it—is crucial.
When conflict is mismanaged, it can cause great harm to a relationship, but when handled in a respectful, positive way, conflict provides an opportunity to strengthen the bond between two people.
By learning to apply these tips for dealing with conflict, you can keep your personal and professional relationships strong and growing.