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Dr. Mireille Chahine, Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Idaho
Conflict has been defined by Hocker and Wilmot (1991) as "an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from the other party in achieving their goals". Conflict is a normal part of any workspace and it is bound to rise on a dairy. After all, not 2 employees are alike and people should not be expected to agree with each other all the time.
Learning to deal with conflict is a very important skill. When handled correctly conflict could be a path for personal growth and could increase efficiency in the workplace. A conflict is typically more than a disagreement. It is a situation where the concerned individuals feel threatened. The threat could be real or perceived. Conflicts typically snowball if they get ignored. Here are some tips that will help you better deal with conflict:
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