Handling conflict in the work place is an extremely important skill to learn. † Oftentimes conflict may seem unavoidable. †Someone may either say or do something that you don't agree with; and at the time, you may or may not choose to respond in the moment but the uneasy feelings are still there and don't seem to go away. †It's important to learn ways to manage conflict so it doesn't become any bigger than it already is, since avoiding conflict seems to work for only a short period of time before it festers which may end up causing damage to some of your key professional relationships and even affect your ability to get the job done to the best of your ability.
One of the first steps in handling conflict is honest communication to see if there's a way you can work out your differences merely by talking through and understanding each other's point of view. †Sometimes it may be necessary to bring the problem to your supervisor so that he or she can help you come up with some solutions. †If neither of these two tactics work, you may have to check to see what systems your employer has in place for handling conflict and try out some of these strategies to see if you can come to some kind of a solution.