Women’s Health Magazine interviewed me on how to resolve conflict in the workplace.
The subtitle of the article is “If you don’t settle on-the-job disputes the right way, you could get a bad rap.”
Career Development Strategy #1: Listen to the Debate
Whether you and your cube-mate are debating the best approach to use on a big project or her/his obnoxious cologne choices, your coworkers see the same thing: a catfight. Workplace conflicts between two women are judged to have more negative consequences that conflict between two men or one woman and one man, according to a new study in the journal
Academy of Management Perspectives.
Career Development Strategy #2: How to Respond During a Conflict
- Don’t worry and vent – be direct with respect®
- Keep conflicts task oriented – remove emotion if possible (not so easy to do!)
- Dial back your voice
- Hit pause – Get into the GAP and decide how you want/need to respond
- Avoid the gossip – Communicate directly with the person
I want to Hear From YOU
Send your ideas to me about how you have seen others damage their reputation at work.
They can be short, long, stories, or observations. This could be an entirely new blog post for me to write about.
I suggest that you DON’T use names! 🙂
Here’s the link for your FREE Communication Assessment
This will help you measure the impact of conflict and communication on your career and bottom line!
I will send you an email after you complete the assessment. It will be productive, fun, and you will learn something new about your communication!
I look forward to responding with you soon.
Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Corporate Communication Strategist
Have a great week.
Remember, YOU Get What YOU Tolerate!
This is Joyce Weiss
and Remember…YOU GET WHAT YOU TOLERATE!