What is your opinion of teamwork and conflict resolution in the workplace?
Well, I’ve put my own thoughts in words.
Though my thoughts may not be organised, they are visible.
Have you thought about teamwork and conflict resolution in the workplace?
This is what I think:
The workplace is an arena where certain objectives are achieved.
The workplace often comprises of people, policies, projects and tools.
To achieve maximum productivity, the various components that make up the entire system must complement each other harmoniously.
People must relate well with each other, accept or comply to the policies, work hard towards attaining the set project targets and must be familiar with the tools or instruments through which the set objectives and aims are achieved.
Teamwork is key to maximum productivity in the workplace and understanding is key to teamwork.
The moment there is misunderstanding, disagreement or disharmony, we say there is a conflict.
Conflicts could arise as a result of improper communication, distrust, bad attitude, pride, indiscipline, jealousy, ignorance, assumptions, etc.
Due to individual difference, it is inevitable to have varied opinions and preferences. It is common in the workplace to encounter different opinions, but how it is handled makes all the difference.
Unresolved conflicts often degenerate into quarrels, fights, depression, aggression, frustration and certain states that are counter productive.
Job satisfaction is crucial to every person and a workplace that is often plagued with conflict only end up in frustrating people out of the job.
Teamwork and good teamplay minimises conflict.
Conflicts can be resolved once the parties involved are willing to settle their differences.
Every good team player must always be willing to resolve conflicts.
It is important for collegues to understand each other and work towards peaceful co-existence and effective collaboration in the workplace.
Where it is difficult for the two conflicting parties to resolve their issues on their own, a third party could be involved in the dispute resolution.
The third party should act as an arbitrator.
Tips In Resolving Disputes:
-Listen attentively to all parties involved; most disputes or conflicts are as a result of lack of information, misinformation or misinterpretation of information. In the process of clarifying stands, certain conflicts can be resolved as soon as a clear communication of the initial intension is achieved.
-an arbitrator must have a neutral stand and avoid taking sides. He/she must act without bias and avoid favouritism in judgement.
-certain disputes or conflicts are based on pride or some sort of bias. Resolving them may involve introducing an alternative that would neither be in favour or against any party.
-dicipline is essential in a workplace and every organization should also have measures to sanction it’s members who do not comply to policy or consistently generate unnecessary conflict. Such regulations must be clear and known to all. It should also be applied without favouritism.
Conducts that Minimise Conflicts and Maximize Teamplay:
Bad attitudes to be avoided:
-grumbling or nagging
It is important that every staff of an organization considers other staff as teammates and work effectively towards complementing each other.
Without some level of trust or confidence in one another, conflicts will always arise.
Distrust creates room for suspision and suspision kills collaboration.
Team mates must avoid circumstances that could lead to suspision by consistently sticking to due process and applying transparency in carrying out duties.
Surbodinates must have an understanding that their superiors mean well in whatever actions they take. That way, they will reduce complains or grumbling and accept the processes as training.
Superiors on the other hand must also understand that learning takes a process and that would make them to be patient with their surbodinates.
Collegues of equal rank should respect one another and avoid being rivals or engaging in unnecessary power tuzzle.
In a workplace, there must be order to ensure productivity.
Peaceful co-existence must be upheld, creativity must be encouraged but insurbodination must not be tolerated.
Room should be given for everyone to express their opinions in an appropriate manner and nobody should be despiced or prejudiced due to inexperience. Everybody should be carried along as much as possible, while those who are obviously misfits should be cautiously dismissed to avoid introducing indicipline to a system.
Every workplace should have standards and everyone who chooses to play along must build themselves to meet with the standard.
Conflicts can be resolved as often as they come up and the members of an organization can be groomed to minimise circumstances that can generate conflict.
Wherever we find ourselves, we should endeavour to critically analyse circumstances before making conclusions. We must not make hasty conclusions because that could further aggrevate a situation.
Conflicts may be inevitable but they are not unresolvable.
With wisdom, every conflict can be amicably resolved.
Teamwork And Conflict Resolution In The Workplace.
See wordpress prompt on argument and conflicts: Daily Prompt: Conflicted