More on Conflict and Why Your Organization Needs It

I previously wrote here and here about conflict.  In those two posts, my goal was to demonstrate the absolute necessity of productive conflict for an organization to thrive and how to practice productive conflict. Recently, I saw  this post on the Harvard Business Review website.  HBR is an invaluable resource for me and the post was a timely one, dealing with the issue of conflict.  Read my … [Read more...]

Not a Whit’s Worth of Difference

In a previous post, I started a discussion about productive and unproductive conflict, also known as cognitive and affective conflict, respectively.  In this post, I want to dig a little deeper into the "good," productive conflict. Think of all the times you've disagreed with another person, whether it was a heated argument or a simple debate.  What motivated you during the conflict?  Was it to … [Read more...]