What is the conflict?
To be aware of what we are doing, we must clearly define the meaning of the word “conflict”; it generally defines conflict as a confrontation or a collision between two opposing parties, or a situation of contradiction and contradiction in ideas, interests, interests, etc. It is also defined as an argument or difference of opinion.
Conflict occurs when two or more people do not agree on something, and it escalates a little more or less; The conflict may be in the form of a disagreement between two people who declare their opinion on something, then enter into a heated discussion or gather people around them to try to win the debate, and this matter is embodied in many forms and situations that face us in life.
Disagreement in the Workplace
Let’s take a look at some of the most common conflict situations in the workplace and then let’s delve into ways to solve them effectively:
1. Personal Disputes:
We must remember in this type of conflict that we are all different; For example, I like to talk a lot, and my co-worker may prefer to be calm at work, but I keep chatting all day. Or maybe the person sitting next to you is a fan of sports and wears the clothes of his favorite team, but you do not like sports; There are always many differences between us on specific matters.
2. Leadership Disputes
Although there are some well-known management styles such as detailed management, or inspiring leadership, or open to all relationships and opinions, not everyone may fit into every type of leadership style.
I recently held management positions, but I have been a solo contributor for over 15 years, and I have preferred having a private space to create my own way of doing work, and at the end of the day I have been doing things well and really succeeding; However, I can never work with a detailed manager who loves to scrutinize and monitor all of my movements, and who needs to stay in touch to know everything I’m doing; It drives me crazy, and it definitely leads to many conflicts.
3. Mutual Dependence Disputes
We always see this type of conflict, and it happens when you depend on someone else to accomplish your tasks; For example: Suppose you are working on preparing a presentation, and you need some numbers and information, and your accounting colleague is supposed to get these numbers on a certain date, but he was not able to do that, and your deadline approaches while you wait for your colleague who does not answer his phone or E-mail; If something like this happens, it will definitely make you angry, and it may lead to a conflict that affects everyone.
4. Discrimination Disputes
Unfortunately, discrimination and discrimination occurs in the workplace as well, and of course it occurs when there are harassment or conflicts due to a person’s race, age, religion, sex, etc. Fortunately, these conflicts usually escalate into human resources quickly, as many companies have a zero-tolerance policy for such matters.
5. Business Style Disputes
Business style differences relate to the way we work individually or as a team; As I mentioned earlier, I need discretion to get my job done in the way that I feel is best and most appropriate, but that does not mean that I do not follow the necessary rules and procedures; I often find appropriate ways to be more efficient to get my job done quickly. And if someone dictated a certain way of doing my job, we’d definitely run into a problem.
Some people like to work alone, while others like to work in groups. Some people dislike submitting to detailed and careful management, while others like to receive regular contributions and information from others; For example: I like to play occasional music when I am working, but many people do not like that. Hence conflicts in the workplace begin.
6. Creative Ideas Conflicts
These disagreements occur during brainstorming sessions, for example: Suppose that two people have different views or ideas about how a project or idea should be implemented: In fact, this type of disagreement can be very useful if the two people are Open-minded enough to listen to each other, collaborate and come up with a common idea or solution; It may also be possible to benefit from the ideas of both parties at the same time is often possible.