Manage Conflict with Collaboration

Conflict, when handled correctly, can motivate employees.

Conflict can be a great motivator and it is a part of every dynamic organization. Therefore, the goal for managers is not to erase conflict, but to manage it in a manner that will maximize motivation.

A recent Global Strategic Management Solutions (GSMS) blog, suggests that smart managers are those who, “look at a conflict as an opportunity to build employee motivation.”

The GSMS blog also suggests that,“Employee motivation is affected by the way a person deals with a particular conflict because the style-Compete, Accommodate, Avoid, Compromise, or Collaborate-helps determine the amount of structure and consideration in the employee’s job environment.”

Whether you like it or not, conflict will be a part of your work environment.  However, you can learn to manage it for increased innovation and to keep employees on their toes. GSMS offers a link to a free white paper on conflict-handling styles in the full post (link below).

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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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