As we’re full on experiencing the heat of the summer, I thought it appropriate to think about conflict in business (heated conversations). Most people want to avoid conflict…I bet you’re one of them! Do you run from what you perceive to be a confrontational situation? If you are, you’re probably missing a great opportunity to enhance a relationship, grow personally and grow your business. Sound crazy? Read these 2 articles to get some ideas on how conflict can be a healthy part of your culture.
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Healthy Workplace Conflict Can Help Your Business Grow
Although conflict is often perceived as negative, a healthy amount of workplace conflict can be valuable to the growth of an organization.
Healthy conflict allows for more creativity, stronger ideas, and more engaged employees.
Debates, competition, and industry disruption are all examples of conflict that can lead to fresh perspectives and growth for a business.
The world is rife with conflict, from terrorism to Facebook fights, so it may seem wise to try to remove conflict from our places of employment. Eliminating conflict may make for a more peaceful workplace, but it can ultimately hurt a business’s growth.