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Teamwork, Collaboration, and Conflict Resolution

What communication strategies can be used to prevent healthy conflict from evolving into unhealthy conflict?

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Active listening - everyone needs to always be listening when someone else is talking.
Set ground rules for the group.
Everyone needs to be assigned a different task.
Have a non judgmental attitude and take into consideration the other members thoughts and opinions.
Do not yell - talk in a calm and collected matter no matter what you are feeling - people tune others out when they are yelling
Do not talk over one another - everyone will have the chance to share their thoughts - just not everyone at once
Appoint a leader of the group who everyone respects and will listen to.

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Communication strategies that can be used to help avoid conflict when working with teams.