Last week I shared the importance of understanding different perspectives on workplace conflict.
One of the things I know about work place conflict is that it can and does fester in a busy work environment because we never take the time to talk about it. We are so busy doing ‘stuff’ focusing on the numerous tasks and deadlines in front of us that we just don’t get round to dealing with it.
But at what cost?
The best teams I know take regular time out – once a quarter for two hours is often all it takes – to talk about HOW they are working together and not just WHAT they are working on.
More on how to do that next week.