Imagine that transparent while friendly communication with your colleagues and bosses, imagine supportive environment as well as friendships at work. These all are a fantastic recipe for better productivity at work.

Conflicts as well as disagreements are a part of our lives, from early days we not always nod our hands and do what we are told, conflict is a natural part of close relationships and can either break structures and part people or if used correctly by the leaders, it can improve contacts and help thinking out of the box.

Before such conflict occurs, all staff members should not forget and apply this rule of thumb to secret of productivity which is to avoid that conflict or keep it to an absolute minimum. Understanding disagreements and knowing how to deal with them in positive manner, followed by resolving issues can bring many long term benefits for the organisation. Conflict can completely undermine a team’s performance or can be used as a team building opportunity, as long as done successfully can indeed bring together disparate members of the team.

Conflict resolution strategy

Here are some of the steps which can help to resolve the issues, the purpose of it is to demonstrate consensus building, respect for the ideas as well as the feelings of the team members and listening skills in a team setting:

  • Collaborate and establish common project expectations which help achieve a shared interest and create a collective buy into the final goal of timely project completion.
  • Have respect and dignity for each team member and their ideas and personalities in all communication and interactions.
  • Ownership as well accountability of team progress and success by every member of the team are important keys.
  • Encouragement of new ideas and innovative ways to read our goal (regardless if it is sometimes unconventional)
  • Ask and answer any questions and concerns by the team will incorporate any additional feedback that comes up in team discussion into collective teamwork framework model.
  • Clearly underline project’s milestones, timelines and distribution of primary responsibilities, while keeping emphasising that the whole team has to support and help each other during the process as all succeed or fail together.
  • Among other important steps, to motivate all team members and give feedback or rewards. Using the concept of offering rewards, bonuses and positive feedback for each team member would help to keep them motivated for overall team performance.

These few top concepts applied were to understand individuals and their communication styles first; to get buy-in into team’s goal and its philosophy, while offering clear instructions and detailed direction for the overall project goals and milestones; to establish ownership and accountability and common team spirit.

Meanwhile, conflict is not a completely negative phenomenon, because conflict can actually lead to new ideas and approaches to organizational processes and bring teams even closer together if they can overcome their initial differences through productive work together.

What other tips you know to increase team productivity within the working team setup? Feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

All the best,



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