A conflict is a situation when the interests, needs, goals or values of involved parties interfere with one another. In the workplace, conflicts are common and inevitable. Different stakeholders may have different priorities; conflicts may involve team members, departments, projects, organization and client, boss and subordinate, organization needs vs. personal needs. It is important to understand (and apply) various conflict resolution techniques.
Communication and Collaboration
You cannot simply just rely on a solo journey. You need a team, and as a freelancer, you will probably prefer a distributed team. Collaboration is critical in any organization, but you must approach it correctly. Collaboration can be costly and time-consuming, but it can also pay off if done correctly. The key is to get your collaboration activities right the first time.
There are many benefits of strong communication, including improved reputation and trustworthiness. For service-based, client communication is especially important and can impact your success over the years. Fortunately, communication can be simple. Following are articles featuring strategies that can help you best communicate with your roster of clients.