In today’s demanding world, conflict is inevitable. With so many clashing personalities, opinions, and values among clients, colleagues, family members, and random strangers on the street, it’s impossible to avoid strife. But you can control how you respond to it.
The first step is learning how to identify festering conflict. The next step is becoming aware of your default defense mechanisms and putting in place healthy habits for defeating it. In doing so, you’ll become more resilient and less stressed, both at work and at home.
Sounds straightforward, right? It may be simple, but it definitely isn’t easy.
In this episode of Fully Vetted, we’re kicking off a new two-part series on conflict and stress in the workplace. Along with our human resources expert, Maura Stevenson, we discuss the seemingly never-ending cycle of stress and conflict, talk about why both are necessary, and explore ways to break that cycle.