Conflicts are inevitable in all places of work. Leaders need to be acquainted with conflict resolution to resolve disputes among employees. It can be an informal or formal process used to find a middle ground among disputing parties. Several cognitive and emotional activities can aggravate the conflict. For example, overconfidence in judgment, interpreting fairness from a biased position, etc. Managers often start with informal conflict resolution techniques like negotiation before venturing into huge commitments like litigation and arbitration.
Dealing with Change
Change is unavoidable and might sometimes be beyond our control. If you are working, your role or job description might change. Organizations often implement changes to fine-tune their strategies and adjust. Efficient managers often find a way of convincing employees to accept and adapt to changes for the betterment of the company. Change does not only happen at work but also in our social lives. Although some changes might not always be for the better, it is important to find a way of dealing with them.
Virtual leadership is the management of teams and operations of the organization through a remote working environment. Just like traditional leadership, virtual managers also seek to inspire and help workers achieve the goals of the organization. Although team meetings and communications are done remotely, virtual leaders must still maintain cross-team interpersonal skills such as transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
A project plan outline how activities within a project are going to be completed within a certain period. The plan also states the resources that have been designated and all the stages of the project. Project leaders usually set measurable objectives, identify the deliverables, work out a schedule, and create supporting plans.