BizQuiz: Can you temper team conflict? (Answer 5a)
Addressing a problem when it happens is a smart tactic, if you stay calm and keep the discussion focused on what just happened. Be sure to address the problem behavior rather than making the discussion personal.
If you or your co-worker are hot under the collar, wait until later when people are calm. This also gives you time to think through what you need to say to improve the situation.
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