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.