You’re about to disagree with your coworker on something they feel super passionate about. As you prepare for the words to come out of your mouth, you’re bracing yourself for the inevitable pushback. The pushback comes as a flurry of irritated expressions, frustrated sighs, aggressive tone and seemingly endless back and forth of reasons why each of you is right and the other is wrong. When the exchange is all over, you two are frustrated with each other and retire to your separate areas to cool off. Sound familiar?
Here’s the million dollar question. Does it really have to be this hard?
Science actually tells us…”No, it doesn’t have to be that hard.”
According to Behavioral scientists we learned an interesting trick in Kindergarten (or even earlier) that can help us end a contentious conflict before it even starts.
Learn more about it in this week’s video.
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Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at a Fortune 50 company and Millennial Corporate Career Expert. The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not reflect the views of her employer. Follow her on Twitter @adwoadadzie3, Instagram @adwoadadzie, Periscope @adwoadadzie3, or visit her at adwoadadzie.com.