Conflict in the office



Dealing with a difficult colleague this week gave me the opportunity to reflect, question my own contribution and come up with my own personal 6 point plan – allow me to share!

  • Be introspective, use the conflict as a chance to learn by taking responsibility
  • Don’t be tempted to gossip – sharing quickly becomes toxic
  • Get solution focussed,allow yourself 10% on the problem, 90% on the solution
  • Speak to the person directly, using ‘I….’& not ‘you….’
  • Keep a record just incase it escalates (fortunately not in my case!)
  • Grow from the experience

There you have it, with this little check list under your belt and maybe you can even embrace the next challenge with relish!


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s