It is familiar to experience disagreements and to have heated arguments between team members, project managers, and stakeholders in organizations. No matter how hard the workforce tries to avoid them, there is no foolproof plan to nip them in the bud. Moreover, conflicts are a sign of varied ideologies and should be dealt with in a positive sense. In his article, Project Risk Coach Harry Hall talks about different types of conflicts and how you can avoid them.
Analyzing the Reasons
John R. Adams states different types of conflicts that are experienced in a professional workspace. He mentions that work schedules, project priorities, and handling of workforce resources comprise 50% of the overall conflicts in a list of seven categories as follows:
Schedule conflictProject priorities conflictWorkforce resources conflictTechnical opinion conflictAdministrative procedure conflictCost objective conflict
One of the best ways to tackle conflicts in a positive way is by communicating effectively. Conflicts usually occur when different parties do not understand each other’s concepts and thought processes. If you can express your ideas well and elaborate on your plans, how you intend to execute them and what you will need, things get a lot easier.
Creating a Comprehensive Space
You can contribute efficiently if you understand the other party well. Listening to others is a resourceful way to understand others’ opinions and get a better idea of the entire situation. The better you understand their mindset, the easier it gets to resolve the conflict. Besides, it would help if you understood that there might be situations where your opinions might not be entirely correct. Many project managers stick to their ideologies to satiate their self-esteem, which does not help them or the enterprise. It will help you the best if you are flexible with your ideas and discussions.
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