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I don’t care how big your business is. You deal with workplace conflict.
Even if you’re a team of one, you’ve no doubt had to argue with a vendor or a freelance designer.
Here’s a business stat you’re probably not going to be happy about (but know all too well)…
According to a study, U.S. employees spend 2.8 hours per week dealing with workplace conflict, amounting to 385 million working days.
Talk about being unproductive!
When you or your team is directly or indirectly engaging in conflict, they’re not focused on their tasks, projects, or deadlines. They’re not mindful of how much time they’re letting that conflict play out between different scenarios dancing around in their heads. They’re not being productive and it’s harming your business.
The only solution is to effectively transform such conflicts from a negative force that drags your business down to a positive force that propels your business forward. And that means everyone being open and on the same page about how your team deals with workplace conflict constructively.
In this week’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk, my guest divulges how to master an approach to conflict that transforms it into a fuel for good ideas that harnesses everyone‘s greatest talents. Lawyer and shareholder with the Nevada based law firm Holley, Driggs and the founder of the Center for Conscious Business Law, Glenn Meier, displays insight and perspective on how your business can transcend the sum of its parts by using tools to successfully navigate workplace conflict and having a great organizational structure. He offers tips on creating rules for conflict that will help everyone walk away from meetings feeling heard and not attacked.
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Glenn Meier is a lawyer and shareholder with the Nevada based law firm Holley, Driggs and the founder of the Center for Conscious Business Law. Glenn focuses his practice on acting as a trusted advisor and legal counsel for companies looking to pursue a purpose and mission-driven approach to business. Among other roles, Glenn acts as a “relationship engineer” aiding his clients in designing, building, and maintaining strong relationships with their stakeholders inside and outside of their organizations. In carrying out this mission, Glenn employs cutting edge, collaboratively based legal tools like Conscious Contracts and Collaborative Law. Glenn is passionate about Conscious Capitalism and using his business to help make the world a better place. When not lawyering, Glenn enjoys spending time with his most trusted advisor, his wife, and laying down funky grooves on the bass guitar.