Organizations everywhere are vying to improve their position by leveraging collaboration between individuals, departments and teams. Oftentimes, however, as more perspectives are brought together the potential for friction and disagreement increases. The management of the conflict, not the conflict itself, is what determines whether the outcome has a positive or negative effect. But reaching an agreement when the people you are working with are geographically dispersed only complicates matters.
Recently Rick Lepsinger, president of OnPoint Consulting, conducted a thorough examination into the best practices behind “Managing Conflict in a Virtual Environment.” His webinar by the same name considers common conflicts facing many virtual teams today and covers everything you need to know to be able to manage difference and reach agreement from a distance:
- Whether conflict is good or bad
- The challenges of managing conflict in a virtual environment
- Adjusting your conflict management style to the situation
- Tips for managing conflict in a virtual setting
In case you missed this helpful webinar the first time around, you can download the recorded version HERE. But be sure not to miss our next webinar, “Influence with Impact: What Differentiates Top Leaders,” Thursday, April 17th