3 Tips for managing work conflicts

There are 3 things we can do to prevent work crises from getting out of hand or out of control. 

First of all, we need to manage our emotions. We must not make a mountain out of a molehill. Exaggerating a situation only makes it worse. So let’s think about it logically before we react. 

2. If it’s a serious problem, let’s not beat around the bush. The issue needs to be discussed clearly and honestly. What is the problem? Who is involved? What can we do about it? If we don’t talk about it, we can’t fix it. 

3. When everything has been resolved, let it be water under the bridge. We’re all professionals here, so it makes no sense to hold on to resentment. What’s done is done. We learn from our mistakes, we shake hands and move forward. 

  1. Manage our emotions
  2. Speak clearly and openly
  3. Forgive and forget 

Phrases to remember:

  1. make a mountain out of a molehill: exaggerate the importance of something trivial. aus einer Mücke einen Elefantenmachen
  2. beat around the bush: to avoid giving a definite answer or position. um denheißen Brei reden
  3. water under the bridge: used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important. Schnee vongestern sein

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