Conflict is a given in life.
No two people agree on every angle of every subject.
In emotionally bonded relationships like family and or business partnerships, differences of opinion carry more weight and often leads to conflict.
There are some underlying reasons for these responses to our differences, which is probably subject matter for another article.
But here I wish to deal with how to navigate conflict rather than how to prevent it or minimize it.
Avoidance of conflict is not the answer.
The reason this isn’t the answer is because the issues don’t get resolved, only swept under the proverbial rug.
Learn basic communication skills.
One person speaks.
The other person listens.
Not terribly difficult to comprehend, but for many, terribly difficult to do.
When you and your family/business partners are able to establish the appropriate governance to deal with these and other issues, and are able to navigate your way through conflict and come to mutually acceptable resolutions and ways of handling things without a nuclear meltdown.
It goes a long way toward building confidence in your relationships.
You will be able to say with assurance that your business can handle some very tough things and make your way through it without causing World War III.
Click the following link to read Jeff Faulkner’s post on the Multi Unit Franchising’s website titled: Conflict Is Inevitable, Here’s How To Navigate It
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Family Dynamics and Family Governance
Family and Business alignment is hard to find when business issues liven up family dynamics.
However; with proper process, governance policies and mutual respect built over time, a Family Business can thrive through multiple generations. Click the following links for more drill down resources on Family Dynamics and Family Governance.
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