For many years, career development in the US was based on working on correcting weaknesses. This is best captured in the popular phrase: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” We have seen a big shift in recent years towards a much more productive approach to career development, which focuses on using and improving strengths. This does not occur at the expense of working on areas that need to be developed. Rather, it is a focus on using strengths to “cross-train” areas of challenge/weakness.
What is conflict?
Here we are defining conflict as simply: “Times when people’s concerns appear to be incompatible.” This does not mean that we are about to start swinging; just that we have differences in those things that we think are important to us.
Understanding your personality can improve workplace interactions
Have you ever wondered why we can talk easily with some people and not with others?
In this article, we’ll look at one measure that can be very helpful: understanding your preference for extroversion or introversion and how this impacts your discussions and interactions with others.