Organisational Conflict

Organizations as we know them today are simply the expression of our current worldview, our current stage of development.

Conflict and contention are natural in complex organisations, and they must be dealt with openly.

Honest political behaviour is a natural and healthy part of dealing with conflict and contention.

The problem lies with dishonest political behaviour.

Supporting facts are overemphasised, opposing facts are suppressed. Gets in the way of rigorous decision making.

Deteriorates honesty and trust within the organisation.

Managerial procedural strategic decisions have no clear cut answer. More about getting people to agree

Technical decisions are about people working to arrive at a superior solution.

What feeds resistance in others, and how do you turn a resistant person around?

What practices do you use to surface and manage misalignment on your team?