So you’re a Project Manager, and you encounter conflict from all angles, almost daily. Well conflict isn’t always a bad thing, and there are proven techniques to deal with it effectively.

At first glance, many people have the natural instinct to do everything possible to avoid conflict, but in the PM profession, this isn’t reality. So here are a few ways I have dealt with conflict in my years as a PM.

Conflict during Project Management will never go away, but if you use the techniques outlined above at the first sign of conflict, you will be better prepared to keep the project moving forward, on time and on budget.