Managing Conflict As a Small Business

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Conflict is inevitable even in the workplace. Large corporations have found effective strategies for managing conflict as they grow in size and experience. However, smaller businesses may struggle with managing conflict due to inexperience, lack of organizational structure, unclear corporate culture, insufficient funding among other factors.

Some common causes for conflict may include leadership clashes, work style differences, interpersonal conflict, work culture dissension and the list goes on. The question is how do you deal with conflict as they arise? The first thing is to acknowledge that conflict might occur. You have hired people from diverse backgrounds and it is inevitable that conflict may occur as your company evolves. Be prepared to tackle these issues by putting in place effective strategies for resolving conflict before they arise.

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