Collaborating to Solve Problems (24-11-16)
When facing a disagreement, conflict may present an opportunity for personal and interpersonal growth. Conflict occurs in most relationships and doesn’t have to become a negative experience. ‘How’ we manage differences may be crucial in order to strengthen and maintain the needs of anyone involved. Working together or collaborating to find solutions that are mutually satisfying, encourages people to share ideas and listen in a cooperative way, with the aim of finding the best possible solution for both people. Trying to satisfy each other’s needs can be rewarding, resulting with a you win/I win outcome, however this requires effort, commitment and practice.
How do you approach disagreements?