03 Jul

Accepting and understanding differences in opinion.

Accepting and understanding differences in opinion.


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Difference in opinion occurs when two parties have a different view on a single agenda. This might lead to conflict or can create a work environment full of clashes. In such cases it becomes important to be calm and try to understand what the other party wants to convey. In a corporate environment, an employee is always accepted to listen to his or her manager. If the employee does not agree with the boss, then clashes might take place. Managers too, being in a leading position, think that they are always right and are not ready to accept any suggestion or advice from the juniors. One of the management skills is to listen to others and understand. When there is a difference in opinion, it is always good to listen to the other party and understand what they want to say. Accept the difference in opinion and respect it.

There are certain steps that, if followed, might lead to creating a cordial work culture.


Listen to the other person:


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Whenever there is a difference in opinion, we should calm down and listen to the other person. Listening is a skill which can help in the solution of many problems.

Understand the opinion of the other party:


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Without understanding, if we reject something, it is always bad for us professionally and personally. Being in an authority position, the first responsibility is to listen and understand others. Understanding things can clear our path towards success. Many times the young employees come with many new suggestions according to the trend which goes on in the market, so it’s always good to listen to them and understand what they want to convey.



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Communication is the key to success. Many businesses have fail to achieve their goal due to the lack of proper communication. Communicating more on the opinion of the other party may help you to know why there is a difference in opinion.

Think then speak:


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Thinking is the process of analysing things to understand them better. So it is always good to think before speaking. If we speak rudely about something without thinking, it might tarnish the work relationship.

Analyse the opinion of the other person:


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Read the opinion of the other person from different point of views. This gives deeper knowledge about other people’s perspective. So analyse the opinion before rejecting it.

Respecting, listening and understanding the other person always develops a good relationship. These are some positive skills which must be followed both in the office and at home.

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