The Cost of Conflict: How to Foster Alignment & Collaboration on Your Team

Where humans are involved, conflict is sure to be present. On a team, conflict not addressed becomes a toxic, invisible coworker no one wants to be around but is forced to work with. 

As a leader, you might think conflict is a normal part of running a team, but this could be hampering innovation and growth. 

What effect does unchecked conflict have on team dynamics? How do we mitigate conflict or get rid of it entirely? 

What’s the cost of conflict? And what will it cost you, your team, and the business over time? 

In this episode, I talk about how to deal with conflict and start fostering collaboration and common ground.


Remember conflict isn’t inherently negative. When approached constructively, it can lead to growth, innovation and strong team dynamics. -Jen Thornton 

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