“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” —Ronald Reagan
By Elizabeth Stincelli, DM
What Causes Conflict and How Do We Resolve It?
Conflict is the mental struggle that arises when our ideas, needs, wishes, or demands are in opposition to those of others. Conflict is inevitable when you bring people together from different beliefs and backgrounds. When we spend time in conflict with each other we are wasting energy and destroying any sense of camaraderie. Conflict does not resolve itself and only escalates if not addressed. Unresolved conflict can result in the loss of productivity, cooperation, collaboration, and creativity. Let’s look a little deeper at some of the factors that cause conflict and how we can resolve them.
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