Twitter Chat: How to handle workplace confrontation
Disagreements happen. The critical point is how you handle them. Our September 21 Career Chat covered a variety of workplace conflict questions. Is it all about winning or agreeing to a resolution? When is the right time to respond and take action? Below are the takeaways from this week’s chat:
Work conflict occurs everyday. Your first step should be to determine how much value and attention the conflict truly requires. Small confrontations sometimes make the biggest messes.
(With thanks to @PaigeHolden, @myFootpath, @CarrieLuber, @MaggieMistal, @BillBoorman, @ComeRecommended, @dwilde, @WomensAlly, @Austin_Curtis, @KyleMcShane, @joannawolfe and @PushJobs)
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce
The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them. – Tom Crum
Special thanks… To our top participants: @myFootpath, @buona_vita, @Kblennon, @BillBoorman, @PaigeHolden, @CarrieLuber, @WriterChanelle and @ASQ_Trish.
Each Tuesday at 12:00 pm CT, Becky Benishek (@MyPath_MP) and Amanda Gulralski (@bizMebizgal), Gen Y career expert and publisher and cofounder of bizMe.biz online magazine, host an hour-long Career Chat on Twitter (#careerchat). You can learn about upcoming topics and submit your questions by following @MyPath_MP and @bizMebizgal.
Next week Tuesday, September 28, we’ll talk about resumes. Are objective statements out and summaries in? How far back should your work history go? What do you do about employment gaps? Follow #careerchat on Twitter!