Conflicts are inevitable, even in most cohesive workplaces and environments. Regardless of the source of the conflict, there is a need to have a conflict resolution program. This is since if a conflict is left unresolved, it can result in the loss of morale and productivity.
If one of the members in a team is not productive enough, there is a need to first ensure that everyone in the team understands the need for collaboration. It will also be important for all to recognize that there will always be a different type of conflict brought up by egos, office politics, or just personal values (Llopis, 2014). There will therefore be a need to have an honest and open approach, as a way of solving this specific type of conflict. For the non-cooperating members, there will be a need to have a sober discussion, where a leader can brief him/her on his behaviors and explain to him why they are affecting the performance of the team (Holland, 2020). There will be a need to listen to his/her side of the story and identify areas that the rest of the team can help him/her improve as a way of making the team achieve its set goals and objectives effectively.
If a team member decides to drop a class, there would be a need to approach him/her to understand the reasons behind such an action. It would also be important to understand if his/her decision was a result of a team member or a certain reason caused by the team. By listening to the side of the story, then the team will let him/her make the final decision since this would be a personal choice. Finally, if a team member had an emergency that would not allow him/ her to participate, it would be important to scrutinize the type of emergency. Then the team would decide on the right cause of action. Letting him/her go, would then mean that each person in the team would have to fill the gap left to ensure that the set goals are ultimately attained.
Holland, D. (2020). Conflict Management Examples and Tips for The Workplace. Retrieved from https://employmenthero.com/blog/leadership-management/team-conflict-management/
Llopis, G. (2014). 4 Ways Leaders Effectively Manage Employee Conflict. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2014/11/28/4-ways-leaders-effectively-manage-employee-conflict/?sh=89fac885e15e