Conflict Can Be Good for Business

Managers must learn how to minimize the negative effects of conflict.

Not all conflict is bad, in fact tension and conflict are a normal part of business. Change, competition and deadlines all cause conflict. Even when a change is positive, there will be some friction, according to a recent article by Dr. David G. Javitch, organizational psychologist, leadership specialist, and President of Javitch Associates.

Despite the inevitability of conflict, managers do have the power to minimize the negative aspects. The recent article presents 10 specific steps to help you turn conflict into constructive energy.

Three of these are:

  • Embrace the fact that conflict is natural and inevitable.
  • Stress the positive. Remind yourself and employees that if “handled well, conflict often leads to innovation.”
  • Understand that conflict can be handled so that it leads to “personal and professional growth, development and productivity.”

For advice to help you resolve and better manage conflict, follow the link below.


Vickilynn is a Novelist whose first book "Waving Backwards" was published in July 2015. She is also a Blogger at Adoptionfind Blog. Previously, she was a Freelance marketing copywriter at OpenView.
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