Conflict in the workplace isn't going anywhere, so it's smart to develop the tools to manage it and even use them to further the success of your organization.
In this article we'll be talking about why having an aligned team matters, how to build your "dream team", and best practices when it comes to managing conflict in the workplace.
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Hi, I'm Anthony, CEO of SME Strategy, and each week in Leader's Digest, I'll offer my insight relating to the topic at hand.
Conflict in the workplace isn't going anywhere, so it's smart to develop the tools to handle it and even use it to further the success of your organization.
Did you know that over the past 20 years, the amount of time that managers and employees spend working together has increased by over 50 percent? And, at many organizations, some employees spend more than three-quarters of their days interacting with one another.
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Interestingly, 65 percent of employees who now regularly work remotely claim they feel less connected to their coworkers than they did before the pandemic.
To gain further insight into optimizing your conflict resolution strategies, take a look at these interesting articles.
- What Google Learned from its Quest to Build a Perfect Team
New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.
- The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement
The ability to manage conflicting tensions—as opposed to seeking cohesion—that is the most predictive of top-team performance.
- When Two Leaders on the Senior Team Hate Each Other
Are you a CEO who struggles to respond?
- How to Create Team Alignment and Why It's Critical in 2022
Not having alignment these days can really spell trouble for an organization.
In this segment of Leader's Digest, we highlight a new approach to dealing with the topic at hand. This helps to highlight alternative modern solutions for your consideration.
- Why Microsoft Measures Employee Thriving Not Engagement
As many people work hybrid schedules, people analytics researchers at Microsoft realized they needed to move from measuring employee engagement to measuring employee thriving.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Here are some of our actionable tips that you can put into motion now to effectively deal with team conflict.
- How to Assess Workplace Culture
Maintaining a strong organizational culture and connections with employees despite these challenges is essential for small and mid-sized businesses.
- A Simple Way to Get Your Leadership Team Aligned on Strategy
Leadership teams are often misaligned in strategy, even though they don’t seem to be on the surface.
- Working from Home Doesn't Work. How Employers Should Tackle the Problem.
For many jobs—particularly collaborative, high-skill level, high-value roles—working from home simply doesn’t work, and we shouldn’t confuse a temporary abnormal with a new normal.
You're invited to become a part of the conversation.
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Can you be an effective CEO if you’re uncomfortable dealing with conflict?
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6th ANNUAL WHISKY WISEMEN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
The SME Strategy team was out in all its glory attending the Whisky Wisemen 6th Annual Golf Tournament held at Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam, BC on Friday, August 26, 2022.
We hosted a booth, networked, hosted a booth, played golf, donated prizes, and proudly sponsored this event, which was held to raise funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
Everyone had a fantastic time supporting this very worthwhile cause!
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