Conflict is inevitable in life, but how can you resolve it?
19th March, 2009
Conflict is inevitable in life, relationships and especially in organisations. In healthy relationships and environments conflict can be creative: conflict can help break new ground; conflict can stimulate imagination, innovation and bring impressive results and change.
For this to happen in relationships, teams or organisations ideally there should be low levels of the fear of conflict and high levels of trust, commitment, accountability and focus on desired change or results.
Often conflict can get out of proportion; if it festers it will be destructive in relationships or corrode the morale and metal of the team, lead to the sapping of energy, the loss of vitality and creativity.
Conflict can breed conflict resulting in splits, distorted rivalries and unhealthy loyalties. In organisations and business this can be disastrous. Suddenly the business is set against the business.
It’s said that complexity and truth are often the first victims of conflict. The bottom line is unless conflict is managed creatively it will seriously affect your relationship and your bottom line in the business resulting in loss of great staff and clients as your top performers and clients go elsewhere having been turned off by the service they’ve received.
We at Central London Counselling are not afraid of conflict; we see the potential within it as we harness it internally and work with it alongside our clients.
We know how to provide a safe, supportive and challenging process for our clients in order to disperse the toxic energy, rebuild relationships, teams and get businesses back on track.
Skilled in understanding and working with relational dynamics as well as organisational systems, which are often unconscious, we work within and beyond the immediacy of the crisis created by conflict to identify, and then rectify, the problem within the wider system.
Internally or alongside you we’ll coach individuals, couples and teams: our aim is to raise awareness, commitment and performance to higher levels than seen before. We work in a grounded and robust way. Our level of challenge reflects high levels of support and skill.
Together we’ll restore your balance and energy. No longer afraid of conflict but mindful of its risks we’ll leave you revitalised and healthier to realise your goals.
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