How to recover from a fight with your coworker
Conflict at work is inevitable, and we believe that almost everyone has experienced this. However, we can take a proactive approach and take charge of our workplace relationships. Here are 5 steps to get things back on track after you had a fight with a coworker.
1. Wait until your emotions have settled down.
This is because when you approaching your coworker, you can think and speak in a calm tone of voice. and you are in a situation that is relatively stress free. Don’t forget to make your intentions clear at the start. Assure them from the start that you want to develop a better workplace relationship and that your intent is to look for ways to resolve your differences.
If you have regrets about the way you handled yourself in the situation, apologize sincerely and without reservation. Acknowledge any part that you feel you may have had in creating the conflict.
3. Always listen
Instead of formulating your response while the other person is speaking, Focus on listening to their words and the emotions behind the words. After they have finished, repeat back in your own words what you heard them say. This will help them to know and feel you really listened to them.
4. Try to find common ground
identify something that you and your coworker can agree on. For example, saying something like “We both want this project to work”. This will remind both of you that it’s your job to collaborate together for your team to succeed.
5. Move on and refresh relationship
Disagree with your coworker is not a big deal. Actually, it’s a learning opportunity for both of you, but only if you admit it. After you have understand each other, it’s time to bond with your coworker. Invite them to hangout or do some fun activities together. This will boost up productive professional relationships. There are plenty of activities to do with co-workers outside of work. Here is our selection : GoSnoop. GoSnoop offers a super fun outdoor adventure game which perfect for international companies and suitable for any size group and all generations! We will help the team build essential skills such as communication, planning, collaboration and problem solving in a new way that’s both effective and entertaining for everybody involved. For more information click here