But hopefully, using the steps above will reduce the likelihood of this happening. Instead, you have a constructive conversation with your partner, you will learn more about each other and you come to a compromise that makes you both happy. Remember that you don`t need to choose a meeting mode and stay there throughout the process. You can switch between modes. However, our research suggests that it is more effective to start separately and build empathy, then move on to a common solution than to start together and meet separately. At some point in your career, you will come into conflict with a colleague. When that time comes, here are eight ways to solve it in a professional and polite way that makes you feel confident (and, more importantly, you won`t be fired): few things will seem worse than appearing as if you are intimidating others to agree with you. Celebrating diversity in the workplace is essential. Today, most companies have a multicultural workforce made up of people with different religions, political affiliations and beliefs, so an employee who accepts and seeks to learn the differences in the background is much more likely to be a member of the team. To be effectively at odds, you need to be able to look at the situation from your colleague`s functional perspective. The higher your task is in the organization hierarchy, the more important it becomes to look at each problem from an overall organizational perspective. Your co-worker may also be distracted by the topic of discussion if they ask who “we” is. Therefore, it is unlikely that the use of the word us or an equivalent word will help you in your disagreement.

You want to know that the subjects have been the subject of in-depth debate and that they have been the subject of in-depth debate. You want to make sure your relationship with your co-worker is intact. If you win, you lose because your co-worker lost. This loss will weigh heavily on your relationship, and it will affect your ability to disagree in the future. It is also important that you and your co-worker be aware of your areas of agreement and disagreement. Example: “I actively adjust my attitude in a conflict situation. This means that I try to listen to the other person`s point of view, without being defensive. I also try to move the confrontation in a private space to avoid further complications. I`m not saying you and your colleague should go to a therapist together.

Yes, climbing channels can be misused if this happens all the time or if they are used as a “weapon”. But great managers and executives are more than willing to help you resolve conflicts. That is a big part of our job. You should not spin your wheels with a problem that could be resolved quickly to allow you to continue driving.