CONFLICTS AT WORK: how to deal with them

April 06, 2019

CONFLICTS AT WORK: how to deal with them

If you work at the office - the conflicts are unavoidable. It is normal to not always get along with your co-workers, clients or boss. But as we all know it, more than often conflicts can become insane and even toxic. Not everybody is capable of leading a healthy discussion, same as not everybody is willing to do that. 

But there is always a better way to deal with conflicts, and it doesn’t involve yelling, giving a silent treatment or gossiping around. Here are FG ATELIER teams approved ways to deal with conflicts at work.

1. LISTEN. First of all, when starting any kind of discussion, the most important thing is to listen to your opponent: his arguments, thoughts, reproaches, and fears. To participate in a discussion, you have to know very well why this discussion started in the first place.  

2. TRUST OTHERS AND BE TRUSTABLE. There is nothing worse than work in a place where everybody is afraid of everybody. When you can not share your ideas or thoughts or point out mistakes, because you are afraid of being criticized or even penalized. You have to create that kind of environment in which people could feel free and not afraid to say what they think. How? Motivate them during your weekly meetings, ask to write down ideas or mistakes that could be solved. Let them talk and don’t interrupt. If the person already built up some strength to speak up - let him finish. 

3. NEVER BEGIN DISCUSSION WITH AN ACCUSATION. It is a common mistake when confronting each other. Usually, we start saying the wrong things that other person did, and it gets internalized as shame and fear, and then people tend to go on a defensive mode. 

4. DON’T START A DISCUSSION WHEN YOU ARE FURIOUS. It is a bad sign to go into a discussion when you are not ready for it. It may seem that now it’s the best time, you had it, and somebody has to pay for their mistakes. But when you are angry, you usually are not thinking rationally. So the best thing is to wait a bit until your anger is reduced and then, after giving yourself time to relax and think for a minute and ask yourself, ‘Is my goal here to knock them down a peg and score a point, or is my goal to solve the problem?’” 

5. DON’T IGNORE THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT. When you are working with others, you have to not the fact that your colleagues are different from you. One may like to hear more arguments, to talk to you outside, maybe during the coffee break and listen to you. Others want to cut to the chase and understand the actual problem without sugar coding. Others can be insulted in this way. So the main thing is to know your co-worker's bounders and pay attention to that. Otherwise, they might get insulted or start to fear you or even worst - you can begin a toxic discussion and ruin your work relationships. 


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