Guest blogger: Cathy Bolger, Ph.D.
There are five key conflict management strategies: Postpone, Enforce, Accommodate, Compromise, and Explore.
Most people have a most preferred and least preferred strategy when handling conflict. What are yours?
1. The Postpone Strategy involves delaying discussion until a later time. At that time, you may need to adopt one of the other four strategies to manage the differences. Choose the Postpone Strategy when:
- there are heightened emotions around the issues
- you don’t have all the information needed