Conflict is inevitable—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Without conflict, there would be no diversity of thought, no pushing the boundaries, no intellectual debates. However, it’s important to achieve optimal results for all parties involved. As with many interpersonal skills the first step to conflict resolution is self-awareness:
• How do you approach conflict? Do you face it head on? Or, avoid it at all costs?
• How do you go about resolving conflict? Do you justify your position? Strive for a compromise?
We’ve broken down the Conflict Management Styles into 5 major categories:
- GIVE IN
- RUN AWAY
- TEAM UP
Which style do you fall under? What about the people you work with? Take the quiz and find out.
After you’ve taken the quiz, share your results with your teammates and have them spend 2 minutes taking the quiz. Then chat about it! Knowing how your teammates approach conflict can potentially save you from a major blow-up in the future.
For a more in-depth assessment of your Conflict Management Style, take the full assessment test.
*Please note: this short quiz and the full assessment are not valid instruments, but rather are quick snapshots to raise awareness.