How Is Understanding Conflict Important For Its Resolution?
November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021
Being in a conflict is very stressful and frustrating. The conflicting party might be your close family members, friends, neighbours, or work colleagues.
Such conflicts not only affect your relationships with that person but also adversely impact your daily life. Many people may try to ignore these conflicts. However, this often leads to unresolved conflicts which is even worse.
Resolving conflicts is a critical procedure to make peace with the conflicting party and yourself. Unfortunately, not many people understand how to resolve conflicts to save their relationships from deteriorating. For this, Mediation Services in Winnipeg offers several workshops on managing conflicts and learning conflict resolution.
This blog post discusses what conflict is. We will talk about the consequences of different responses and how Mediation Services can help you overcome those negative consequences and resolve your conflicts.
A conflict is a clash of interests between two independent parties due to their differences in attitude, understandings, interests, and perceptions. When two parties don’t agree on a common goal, a conflict may arise. This results in heated arguments, verbal abuses, and sometimes, even physical abuses.
Some people consider conflict to be bad and avoid it at all costs, while others consider it an opportunity to grow and learn or compel others to accept or understand their viewpoints.
Your beliefs, behaviour, and attitude directly contribute to conflict situations. Therefore, understanding your beliefs, the consequences of your actions and your attitude in a particular conflict situation is crucial. That is what conflict management courses aim to teach you so you can gain better control over the situation.
Your beliefs determine your point of view, which might be different from the other person’s. A conflict will arise when there is a difference in beliefs, how you respond to those differences, and ultimately the consequences of those responses.
The first step towards conflict resolution is to believe that conflicts are natural and will exist. When there are two parties involved, there will be some differences of opinion. But, how to handle those differences is what really matters. Therefore, understanding how conflict operates in our lives is important.
However, many people tend to go into denial and have an ignorant attitude towards conflicts. The most common beliefs in people about conflict include:
However, everybody must be accepting of conflicts and believe that they are inevitable.
Below are some of the common responses and consequences that are usually seen during conflicts:
The first thing you need to understand is that conflict is a natural and inevitable part of life and happens in the best personal and professional relationships. It can be constructive if you handle it well but destructive if handled poorly. All this depends on your response to a conflict.
To resolve a conflict, understanding what has happened requires that every voice in the conflict be heard. You can shift another’s competitive energy towards a win/win situation instead of win/lose. Gaining better control of yourself can control your negative emotional response and thus, help in resolving conflict.
If you have been thinking about resolving your conflicts in a peaceful way, Mediation Services in Winnipeg is your go-to option to learn about conflict resolution skills. We have been offering conflict resolution services and training for years. If you would like to learn some skills for conflict resolution or more, you can check out our online Zoom and asynchronous webinars here.
In this webinar, we will help you learn conflict resolution by:
If you want to know more about us, contact us here.