Conflict in the workplace will be something all employees face in their careers. On March 27th, WIB-RTP hosted an event in The Classroom at The Frontier on how to manage conflict effectively. Members and non-members networked over light refreshments before being seated to a guided discussion by Briana Marini an HR business partner at UNC School of Medicine. The discussion focused on tips and tools each person can use during a professional disagreement.
Each participant received a packet to take home that contains the key messages and actionable strategies anyone can use once conflicts arise. Communication was a theme that came up many times - everyone we work with has a different style and way they like to be communicated to. Using this knowledge can help get to a quicker resolution. Also discussed was that communication should happen earlier in the conflict cycle to ensure a timelier and less emotionally driven conversation.
Attendees were also welcomed to share their experiences and ask questions about their unique situations. WIB-RTP would like to thank our speaker for an informative workshop and all attendees for a fun evening.The next event will be April 27th at the BRITE Building at NCCU, where the YWIB will host Spring into STEM 2019.