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Conflict In The Workplace: Can't We Just Put Everyone Into Time Out?

Conflict In The Workplace: Can't We Just Put Everyone Into Time Out? | Maintaining Harmony | Scoop.it
Dealing with dueling employees is never easy. While it be great if we could just put everyone in their separate corners to cool off there are more...
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This article contains key causes for conflict. The author listed a few in bullet points, making them clean, concise, and easy to understand.I believe her point in saying that the boss should not play referee is a valid point when it comes to conflicts, though you may need to step in and lead the conflicting parties to resolution. This will take time and patience, but with enough training, the focus will be on the company's growth and not arguments.

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3 Principles For Creating Team Harmony In Today's Fast-Paced Workplaces

3 Principles For Creating Team Harmony In Today's Fast-Paced Workplaces | Maintaining Harmony | Scoop.it
Learn about the three key principles leaders should adopt to ensure team harmony and cohesion in light of today's need for shorter team life spans and greater team fluidity.
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This article gives indepth principles on how to create harmony in the workplace.
The first principle seems logical enough.You have to understand before acting. You must truly understand that you are members of the same team and authority should not be an aspect misused.
Next up is the second principle; it's one that even children try to follow, which is build trust.I think consideration is key with this one. Trust won't grow if you don't think of the other person and try to get them on the same page as you.
The third principle sounded a bit confusing for me at first, since I couldn't draw many parallels between leading and following, but the details they provided made it clearer. In a team there are many leaders, and to work together harmoniously, they also have to be good followers.
I think using these principles together may create an unstoppable team.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 27, 2013 5:14 PM

Excellent Scoop Claudia, I totally agree with your comments on Trust!  It won't grow if we don't think about others and reach agreement, even when we have to agree to disagree and move forward with our plans!

 

When it comes to letting others lead, many supervisors struggle in the area of delegation and their authority "deceives" them into thinking they may know better than their staff members.  This can be dangerous as employees are hired because of their expertise in certain areas and they may know A LOT more than the supervisors.

 

Great supervisors are able to let their employees take the lead and support their efforts.  Of course, the supervisor still plays a huge role in overseeing all the components of the operation but should be willing to learn from the employees instead of imposing their way, especially when the staff member is more qualified.  

 

John Michel's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:01 PM

A leader’s ability to create a collaborative environment through open communication and mutual understanding is undoubtedly becoming a critical leadership skill in today’s faster-paced, increasingly interconnected world.

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Ten Things You Can Control In A Workplace Conflict

Ten Things You Can Control In A Workplace Conflict | Maintaining Harmony | Scoop.it
Let’s face it; we often spend more hours with the people we work with than we do our family and friends. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, our best friends *are* our co-workers.
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This article seems like a great resource to help you figure out how to easily resolve conflict, both in and outside of the workplace. I feel that most of the steps require you to set aside the problem and be the bigger person by both trying to understand and resolve the issue. There are a total of ten helpful tips:
1) Your Plan for the Future
2) Your Perspective
3) Your Responses
4) Your Investment
5) Your Role in the Conflict
6) Your Expectations
7) Your Energy
8) Your Own Story
9) Your Method for Processing Emotions
10) Your Character

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Working together promotes workplace harmony and creates likeability (Video)

Working together promotes workplace harmony and creates likeability (Video) | Maintaining Harmony | Scoop.it
The start of a new year, a new month or even a new day offers the opportunity to remind oneself to work together with fellow co-workers in order ensure a more h
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A pretty simple article that puts the facts on the table.
>No one wants to work with grumpy people
>A little consideration goes a long way
It proceeds to give a little advice here and there on how to lighten the overall mood.

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