Dealing with Conflict Boardroom

Dealing with conflict in the Boardroom is to be expected, but it can catch many new and aspiring board members off guard when they first experience it. Conflict, different views, and robust commentary are often part of the normal dialogue in the boardroom. The problem lies in not being able to resolve conflicts, or when the conflicts become personal. Develop your conflict management skills, learn to be an active listener in the boardroom, and always seek to understand, rather than seek to be understood. It can be helpful if the board has a formal mechanism for resolving conflict, and as individuals, you should look for ways to manage conflict professionally and quickly in the boardroom setting.