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Susan M. Heathfield

Afraid of Conflict? Get Over It

By November 7, 2013

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Meaningful confrontation is never easy but conflict is often necessary if you want to stick up for your rights at work.

Whether the confrontation is over shared credit, irritating coworker habits and approaches, or to keep a project on track, sometimes you need to hold a confrontation with a coworker. The good news is that while confrontation is almost never your first choice, you can become better and more comfortable with necessary conflict.

Rhonda Scharf brings a tried and true method for necessary confrontation to the table. You'll find her tips invaluable as you approach conflict and confrontation in your workplace. Overcome your fear of confrontation and conflict by learning to pursue them effectively.

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"Realization doesn't destroy the individual any more than the reflection of the moon breaks a drop of water. A drop of water can reflect the whole sky." --Dogen

March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm
(1) Tony says:

Avoiding the situation is never good. It’s like cancer, if you don’t attack it immediately, it spreads and engulfs the whole body. The same is true of a deadbeat employee, if you don’t deal with the problem immediately, the person’s behavior will permeate throughout the workplace resulting in a toxic work enviroment.
The best way to deal with this is to document the person’s lack of work in writting and any inappropriate behavior. Counsel the employee and inform them that their work is not meeting expectations. If the poor work ethic continues, document again and counsel again, if it occurs a third time, initiate termination against the employee.

March 9, 2012 at 10:28 am
(2) Amelia Namanya says:

A tribe in Uganda says that if you leave a spoilt Irish potato among others, it will spoil them, too. So if a problem is not worked on, you are leaving it to affect the rest.

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