I’m sure you’ll agree, disagreement happens.
Often it can become a strengthening agent in a work relationship or on a team.
Sometimes, disagreement can lead to toxicity at work. Here are three unproductive stances when dealing with disagreement:
- Resist: exhibited by behaviors such as intimidation, shame, and sabotage.
Undermine:acts that decrease the credibility or reputation such as personal attacks, passive aggressiveness, or sarcasm. Avoid:efforts to ignore, deny, or refuse to listen.
These stances lead to win/lose and lose/lose scenarios. The solution?
Two words provide a better path: talk and appreciate.
Instead of allowing disagreement to fester or to be discounted, talking and appreciating forge better understandings.