10 July 2020

Retrospective topic: How do we handle conflict?

Retrospective topic: How do we handle conflict?

Do we avoid conflict? Do we embrace it? Do we use argument too much?

Where do we sit as a team on this topic? Does anyone need support? Do we need to discuss rules around managing conflict?

One way to explore this is for everyone to blindly rate their comfort with both decision making and conflict.  Have a moderator reveal where the team members think you sit.  Maybe an alternative model to measure against is the Radical Candour - safety/feedback dimensions.

Good decisions require a certain amount of conflict. Ideas should be challenged rigourously.  At the same time you don't want people feeling bullied or exhausted by constant conflict in team discussions.

What changes will you make?

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