Dealing with workplace conflict can be a sensitive matter. You will have to know the right way of handling such a situation. The best to manage workplace conflict is by not getting involved in it. However, sometimes situation leads to conflict and people get involved without willing to do so. If you ever find yourself facing such a situation and counting ten does not help, you should try the following tips –
Remember that no matter how bad the situation is, or what is being said to you, you are standing in your workplace. Even if you feel like killing the other party, control your rage. Tell yourself that you are in the wrong place. Keep your composure. Stay calm. Speak your mind out but do not be rude. Maintain your professional front throughout the time.
When handling conflict do not keep expressing problems and blame others. Try to offer likely solution of the problem at hand.
Be ready to compromise
At one point one of you will have to compromise. If both the parties wait for the other to take the first step, the conflict will continue forever. For this reason, remember that if you be the one to make the compromise, you will be doing yourself and your organization a favor.
Need for mediator
Sometimes conflict goes out of the hand. You will feel that you are being drawn into the deeper water and the shore is nowhere to be seen. In such a situation, try to find a third person to act as mediator. This will help you come to an effective conclusion.
Yes, you will have to. It is not a wrestling ring, it is your workplace and there is no championship to win. If you back out of the conflict, you will not be the loser. Rather you will have to have the courage to give up when the situation is turning bad to worse.