Do not bury your head in the sand during a conflict

Think of a time when you avoided a conflict and a time when you met one straight on. Compare the two different scenarios. How did you act and how did it feel? 
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Do not bury your head in the sand during a conflict

It is easy to bury your head in the sand when there is conflict with a colleague and imagine that everything will soon blow over. You might imagine that it is best to avoid a confrontation and thereby lessen any conflicts. For example, you may leave the lunch room when a particular colleague comes in. But how we handle conflicts, according to researcher Raymond A. Friedman, affects our perception of how much conflict exists at work overall. One study showed that those with an avoidant style also felt that there were more inter- personal conflicts in their workplace. The same people also proved to experience a greater degree of job-related stress.