Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Keeping the Devil’s Advocate in Check: Conflict Resolution for Small Groups


Business leaders have long been taught the benefits of cultivating diverse teams made up of individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. It has been well documented that diversity breeds creativity and innovation, and diverse teams are usually more productive and more efficient than homogenous teams. However, diverse teams can often experience conflict. In many cases, conflict can be very healthy for a group. In some cases, however, conflict can impede productivity and decision-making.  In order to ensure that diverging opinions do not become a roadblock for success, leaders should take a creative approach to conflict resolution.
Read the rest of Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how.

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