Hello, Dear Kick Conflict to the Curb Readers!
Are you ready for 5 more action steps to Kick Conflict to the Curb?
I hope that you’re using the strategies that you have been learning from these posts and videos and reducing your stress and drama at work and home!
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This article is Part 2 in the series: 20 Action Steps to Kick Conflict to the Curb.
Here’s a link from Part 1 where you’ll find the first 5 strategies
The action steps come from creating content for my virtual class and coaching clients. If you want more information on any of the action steps, do a search in the search bar on this site: JoyceWeiss.com.
Action Steps #6
Set up a Mentor Program Where All Generations Help Each Other Using Their Unique Talents, Skills, and Perspectives.
More seasoned employees can share their experience and the lessons learned from past mistakes. Younger employees can support more experienced employees on how to look at situations through a different pair of eyes. We can and do all grow professionally from each other if we only look at this as a great opportunity to learn from each other’s skills, talents, and experiences.
How does your company use the talents and skills of the team to get even better?
Action Steps #7
Encourage Gen Y and Gen X to Share Ideas Since They Bring a Fresh Perspective to the Team.
This is a great time to stop blaming our generational differences and actually listen to all perspectives.
Younger employees can show others how to use new technical resources.
More experienced employees need to be open and stop saying negative things about “the younger generations.” Just saying!
Action Steps #8
Ask All Generations to Help Each Other with Face-to-Face Communication and Social Networking Skills.
I see different factions in the workplace that complain about slowness, multi-tasking, being on tablets too much, or not having a work ethic.
Leaders who know how to make sure that everyone feels heard will see such great engagement and loyalty! This stuff works.
Action Steps #9
Ask Your Team What Opportunities Will Open Up When Everyone is Accountable to Each Other.
A great exercise is to bring several departments together and discuss what each person needs from others to improve productivity, efficiency, morale, and communications.
A rule must be that it’s a FREE judgment zone. Anyone can say anything as long as it’s with respect and not about being right – just expressing their thoughts.
Action Steps #10
Start a Discussion with Your Colleagues About What You and They’re Doing to Commit Fully to Their Job for an Interesting Discussion.
I find that when clients’ expectations are not clear, employees feel more stress and less confidence doing a good job. Everyone needs to know what his or her functions are in the job.
You may be thinking, “Joyce, this is common sense. Of course, leaders need to be clear.” Well, according to my clients, they’ve left jobs for this one reason. They were tired of all the confusion and finger-pointing.
This one action step will make a huge difference for you if expectations are not clear.
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What are some of your strategies with these action steps? Which one speaks to you?
- What kind of mentorship do you offer?
- How does your company make sure that all generations are respected and heard?
- How does leadership make expectations clear for you?
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Have a Great Week!
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Queen of Conflict Resolution
P.S. Career Advancement is like riding a bike: Shift Gears from coasting to owning the road!