Most of us prefer to avoid conflict, and for good reason. When we express dissent, we run the risk of being ostracized. But disagreement at work is too valuable a tool to go unused. As HBR’s Amy Gallo points out, companies that encourage constructive conflict have more satisfied workers and develop more creative ideas. So, how do you get past the fear of conflict? For starters, opt for respectability over likability at the office. Remember that disagreeing with someone doesn’t mean you’re insulting them. And, if it still feels awkward to speak up, pretend that you’re totally cool with it anyway. Acting the part is a great first step to living it.
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