Managing Conflict in Teams

Bringing individuals with different backgrounds, knowledge and expertise together to work on interdisciplinary research teams can create challenges which often lead to conflict.  Conflict is a normal part of a team's process, and when navigated effectively can actually be a benefit to the team's work.    


The following video explores potential sources of conflict on interdisciplinary research teams and offers strategies for managing conflict as well as tools to help prevent conflict before it occurs.



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