Navigating workplace conflict can be a tricky practice. If you’re unfamiliar with mediating conflict or with conflict in the workplace itself, it can feel like a real challenge to keep the peace. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take today to learn how to effectively manage conflict within the workplace.
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One of the first things you need to know is that delegating can close interdependence issues within the workplace. If people you work with have a good handle on delegation skills, then it’s possible for everyone to work in harmony to complete a big project instead of one person feeling overwhelmed and other people feeling underworked or left out. In addition, it’s important to note that you can delegate up and across the chain of command, not just down. Make sure the right tasks are assigned to the right people.
Communication is also key. When people feel that communication is good and that they can communicate their needs, it’s much less likely that you’ll have conflicts in the workplace. This is where mindful listening skills are really going to come in handy.