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How to Recognize and Rectify Team Conflict

Team conflict can lead to long-term efficiency and production issues for a company. While there are different signs, it is imperative to fix team conflict before it worsens disrupting overall workflow within the workplace. Thus, the question is how does a team leader and/or managment recognize the signs of team disintegration and what are the proper steps to take to rectify it in such team cohesiveness is brought back?

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How do you recognize that there is a problem between teams?

You recognize that there is a problem between teams when team cohesiveness begins to disintegrate and conflict begins to disrupt between team mates. This can occur due to lack of team-leading style of the team leader; or plain disagreements concerning team: goals, priorities, tasks or incompatibility among team members. In order to avoid team conflict, communication should be ecouraged by the team leader(s) from the getgo in order to formulate a solid foundation for the team at starters. In turn, team cohesiveness flourishes because team members become motivated to remain in the group. As stated by Kurtz (2009, p. 327), team cohesiveness "promotes cooperative behavior, generosity, and a willingness on the part of team members to help each other."Conversely, low team cohesiveness catapults low morale amongst members.

What steps would you take to rectify the problem?

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Discrenpancy amongst teams within a workplace can cause disruption in overall workflow halting efficiency. In turn, production suffers resulting in lower revenue for a company. Thus, it is important to notice when team cohesiveness is disintergrating in order to rectify a problem before it ends up affecting the company in the long term regarding production and revenue.