It can feel confronting to address conflict and opposition within a group or among stakeholders, but there are gains to be found in addressing points of friction.
Opposition can stem from small misunderstandings or it can be caused by differing motivations, by airing and exploring, it allows the opportunity to find points of commonality, and it can be useful for all parties. It allows ideas to be refined, or problems to be looked at from multiple angles.
Addressing concerns can strengthen trust and relationships, and lead to collective learning as you go deeper into an issue. You will expand your pool of knowledge and sharpen your collective approach.
You can consciously open up space in conversations and agendas to explore points of conflict, and be vocal in your desire to hear the concerns.
If you would like support to boost your capacity to explore conflict and boost your team’s outcomes, get in contact with me.