24 Oct Resolve work conflict the yogic way
Resolve work conflict the yogic way
There can be many causes of conflict in any given work setting. Such as poor Communication, different value system, personality clashes etc. Major reasons include different communication styles that can lead to confusions between the employees and different value systems. Conflict arises when there is a lack of patience’s, understanding and acceptance of these differences.
By adopting simple yogic solutions, anyone can learn how to constructively resolve a conflict. Also one can successfully turn a potentially destructive situation into a learning opportunity and enhanced performance.
Quick yogic tips and solutions
Conflict often results in frequent reactions such as holding on to grudges and feeling stuck. This mode can spiral into inner turmoil and unresolved arguments and disparities with others. You can shrug off such negative situation if you are strong enough. You have the power to answer the call and to battle the good fight the yogic way. In either case, remember that everything you do or don’t affect you and people those who are around you.
Imbibe and follow the basic principle of non-violence “Ahimsa.” It is necessary to cultivate the essence of non-judgment and objectivity. Non-violence requires a continual awareness of your inner process. Reduce your reaction and focus on action and solution to the problem. True non-violence is the cultivation of a positive quality of universal love and not just an attitude of negative harm to others.
Be truthful by synchronising your thoughts, words and actions. Anger, hurling our opinions and judgments onto others and thinking them to be true facts is not the correct approach. Truthfulness creates rather than destroys.
It can be same reality and different perceptions.
Take responsibility for your own judgement of others. It is a direct expression and frees the anger towards others that arise out of your own unfilled expectations. Truthfulness is an invaluable gift of non-criticism. Try to express words that help to heal rather than wound others.
Indulging in conflict with anger and a desire for vengeance will create an imbalance. Yoga strives for contentment or “Santosha.” Regular practice helps attain a balanced state which becomes a habit and helpful during conflicts to find useful solutions. Santosha is not a state of repression. It is a state of composure that transforms the negative thoughts and actions into the positive ones.
Purify motives by letting go of power, recognition and success. So do your work with non-attachment to the results.
Conflict occurs when different employees ‘fight’ for their private goals, ignoring the bigger perspective of organization goal and well-being. Work with objectivity for the greater good and not self-interest.