Wanting to banish conflict from the workplace is a really bad idea. Conflict is part of every relationships. Love, work, family, ... there is no exception. And in order to make these relationships work there is no secret, you’ll have to go deal with conflict. Keeping things to yourself, going away or resigning aren’t going to help. You might not realize it at first but, out of cowardice, you choose to passively endure the situation every single time. This is a dangerous habit because you’ll end up thinking it’s always someone else’s fault. If you really want things to get better, you need the courage to objectively set out your situation. At this point, if you chicken out by fear of being challenged back, this probably says more about yourself than the others. On the contrary, if you feel legitimate to go ahead, never assume you own the truth. There is often so much more we didn’t think about and consider. Keep the closed-minded monologue for your mirror and start a conversation instead.
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