Blog Introduction: As a project founder or CEO, managing conflict in the workplace is a crucial part of your job. But what do you do when issues arise between members of the team? How can you create a safe environment for those who may not feel comfortable speaking up? In this blog post, we’ll outline how to manage conflict in the workplace and provide tips for creating a healthier, happier team.
It is important to surface issues that are causing conflicts up to executive level so they do not continue deteriorating. If possible, use specific projects or team check-ins/OKR reviews/personal performance review documents as evidence when discussing conflicting issues with each other and with upper management. Having strong mentors in partner teams outside of the current team can help those facing internal conflicts by providing an objective point of view on the situation.
Listening without internalizing others’ issues is key; compassion instead of empathy should be used when dealing with difficult situations. When necessary, it is important to have courage and be willing to make sacrifices for the greater good of the team. Finally, it is essential that people talk authentically with their managers about their problems rather than managing two threads (authentic & fake). This will ensure that everyone is on the same page and understands each other’s perspective.
Managing conflict in the workplace requires an understanding of limitations on what can be done to compensate for bad behavior from higher-ups, as well as creating safe havens and working with one’s own manager. By following these guidelines and tips, project founders and CEOs can create a positive environment where everyone feels comfortable expressing themselves in an open manner without fear of repercussions or judgement. With these strategies in place, teams will be better equipped to handle any kind of conflict that might arise in the future.