Conflict is a natural part of every job and every relationship of significance. It's a fact that conflict is inevitable in the workplace. It’s also true that conflict isn’t an inherently negative thing. Conflict in and of itself is neither good nor bad. What matters is how conflict is handled – and conflict that is properly handled can strengthen workplace relationships. Effective leaders, managers and HR professionals must be adept at managing conflict.The first step in being able to manage conflict effectively lies with recognizing what approach to take in the various types of situations that tend to arise in the workplace. Attend our Effective Conflict Management: How and When to Use 5 Key Strategies webinar and master the most widely recognized and utilized strategies necessary for effective conflict management. Learn how to recognize when to use a particular strategy and how to apply it effectively. Get practical suggestions you can apply in real-world workplace situations to improve the way you deal with conflict.
Learning how to become adept at managing conflict can have a powerful impact on your professional effectiveness regardless of the position you are in or your career level. Conflict management skills are essential for managers, supervisors, leaders, HR professionals, project managers, and other employees at all levels
Mary Gormandy White is the Managing Director of MTI Business Solutions. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator.
Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design, writing/editing, and more. She teaches online PHR, SPHR, aPHR, and SHRM certification prep courses and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide. Mary is also a professional writer. She is a Staff Writer with YourDictionary.com, where she creates educational content. She also writes about HR best practices for other organizations.