The ability to manage conflict skillfully and proactively
WHAT IS IT?
Conflict is a normal part of every relationship. It happens when two or more people have different perspectives, opinions or ideas about any given topic. Conflict management is successfully and efficiently resolving these differences to avoid negative outcomes.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
At best, sharing of divergent perspective can help a team or individual attorney gain a more accurate and nuanced understanding of a particular topic or case. At worst, opinion differences can threaten the cohesion of a firm or compromise the commitment of employees. Conflicts need to be managed efficiently and effectively in order to avoid unnecessary personality conflicts or a situation that compromises the effectiveness of both individuals as well as of the firm as a whole.