What’s the best way to handle conflict?

Jeffrey Minch (Entrepreneur – ‎Littlefield Advisors)
The Co-Founder Bootcamp – AVC

When there were problems it was ALWAYS about the definition of the role — mine or theirs. If you want to sort out roles, define them. If you want to reduce friction, investigate from whence it comes and it will likely come from a gap or a burr in that role definition. Talk about it before it comes to blows. Tension is normal when people are moving fast. It is normal. You want tension.

What’s the best way to handle conflict?

Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder & Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz)
How to Minimize Politics in Your Company – Ben’s Blog

Generally, the best way to handle complaints [about behavior] is to get the complaining executive and the targeted executive in the room together and have them explain themselves. Usually, simply having this meeting will resolve the conflict and correct the behavior (if it was actually broken). Do not attempt to address behavioral issues without both executives in the room. Doing so will invite manipulation and politics.

What’s the best way to handle conflict?

Jeffrey Minch (Entrepreneur – ‎Littlefield Advisors)
The Co-Founder Bootcamp – AVC

When there were problems it was ALWAYS about the definition of the role — mine or theirs. If you want to sort out roles, define them. If you want to reduce friction, investigate from whence it comes and it will likely come from a gap or a burr in that role definition. Talk about it before it comes to blows. Tension is normal when people are moving fast. It is normal. You want tension.

Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder & Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz)
How to Minimize Politics in Your Company – Ben’s Blog

Generally, the best way to handle complaints [about behavior] is to get the complaining executive and the targeted executive in the room together and have them explain themselves. Usually, simply having this meeting will resolve the conflict and correct the behavior (if it was actually broken). Do not attempt to address behavioral issues without both executives in the room. Doing so will invite manipulation and politics.