Posted on Apr 09, 2007 | Comments 0
The intensity of the conflict determines which strategies will be the most efficient. When faced with a difficult conflict, it is easy to be pushed to worst-case scenarios.
Those locked into higher levels of conflict lose their ability to measure the intensity of the problem.
Outlook is the Key
Outlook is the key. In conflict, the individual must be familiar with both the goals and direction in which to move.
Decision and responses to conflict should match this overall direction. But sometimes urgent needs get in the way of daily schedules.
A time study should disclose that you have spent time managing priorities and not managing conflict unendingly.
Donâ€™t Confine To Issue
So as to help you manage the urgent, don’t spend all your time and energy on one issue. Also, watch time traps. Are there tasks that always seem to eat your time before you’re aware it’s gone? Next, identify urgent issues, particularly negative or conflict issues. If you notice one consistent time offender, manage that offender.
- Don’t separate from the conflict. At first, this may seem contradictory, but it is actually a way to observe conflict and keep it in hand. It is important that you have a passionate concern for both the people and the problem.
Business will not operate devoid of people, and it cannot operate effectively until substantive conflict is managed. Concern is one motivation that drives us to find the prospect in conflict.
- Don’t let conflict set up your agenda. Time management specialists recommend it is very important to do the important tasks, not the urgent.
This principle is often distorted under the pressure of conflict, and many important business matters are ignored in order to handle the conflict.
- Don’t get in a power struggle. There is a noteworthy relationship between power and authority. Many times, as power increases, authority decreases and vice versa.
Well known sociologist Erik Erikson noted that children become emotionally disturbed when they possess power they cannot sensibly handle. Clearly defined norms and rules are required to govern life, or people become self-destructive.
One creative response you can bring to conflict is an ability to give away power, allowing others to conquer their feelings and the event in question.
Your authority increases when you empower others rather than getting into power struggles. If you can find a way to turn aside power struggles, you’ll be more successful during conflict.
Keep in mind the following:
1. The motivations of others are rarely as planned or planned as presented. Most aspects of conflict follow-up other events and are not the result of cold-hearted calculation.
2. Every conflict has a history that extends outside the present. The people and their previous patterns of relating taint the present perception.
3. People are rarely as generous as they perceive themselves to be.
4. People are rarely as evil as their opponents perceive them to be.
5. Individuals rarely consume as much time thinking about the issues as supposed
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