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Becoming an Expert at Managing Conflict There is no way for a business full of conflict to be successful. People don’t trust each other or work well when there is underlying animosity. Being able to identify and resolve conflicts effectively will make the difference in making your business successful or not. Each conflict is different, but the way to solve them is the same. The first thing you need to do is set up the scene before negotiations start. There needs to be a sense of mutual respect and nice behavior for people to be able to open up to new ideas. The problem (not individuals) should be the focus of the discussions. Each person needs to feel like they are being listened to. Shutting down someone’s idea without first considering it will make them feel like they don’t have an ally and shut down. You can understand people better and show that you are listening when you rephrase what people are saying. The next step is to gather information. The position a person is taking is often on the surface of some much deeper desire or need. To find out what their real concerns are, you have to be objective and think from their point of view. You shouldn’t try to resolve too many issues at once. Keep the issue concise. If you show that you can empathize with each side of the conflict, things will go much smoother. Starting sentences with “you” can seem accusatory. To claim personal responsibility, try starting sentences with “I” instead. Make sure everyone gets a chance to clarify their own feelings.
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Once you have set up the negotiations and listened, you need to make sure that the problem is clearly identified as the same with everyone. You are never going to resolve anything if no one is agreeing on what the problem is. Identifying the problem can help people to see that we are all working towards the same goal. Getting everyone to feel like a part of the solution by having a brainstorming session may be a good idea. Everyone should feel included, so gather as many ideas as you can at the beginning. Don’t throw any ideas out during this stage. You want to start with as many ideas as you can, so just keep blurting them out instead of stopping to evaluate them. Stopping too long on one will kill the creativity of thinking of new ideas. Someone should make the list of ideas and then someone else should edit them. You should get input from everyone about different ideas. You should be as creative as possible, because you never know what is going to prompt the idea that turns into the actual solution. Once everyone has stated their position and understands everyone else, it is time to negotiate. You can reach a solution when everyone feels safe and understood.