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Incident Report

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- Ask those who disagree to paraphrase one another's comments. This may help them learn if they really understand each other
- Work out a compromise. Agree on the underlying source of conflict, then engage in a give and take and finally agree on a situation.
- Ask each member to list what the other side should do. Exchange lists, select a compromise all are willing to accept and test the compromise to see if it meshes with team goals.
- Have each side write 10 questions for their opponents. This will allow them to signal their major concerns about the other side's position. And the answers may lead to a compromise.
- Convince team members they sometimes may have to admit they're wrong. Help them save face by convincing them that changing a position shows strength.
- Respect the experts on the team. Give their opinions more weight when the conflict involves their expertise, but don't rule out conflicting opinions.

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