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Chapter 20. Real Conflict and What to Do... > Five Different Ways to Manage Confli... - Pg. 215

Real Conflict and What to Do About It 215 So, let's say you don't want to act blindly. When is it appropriate to avoid taking action with a conflict situation? It is more appropriate to avoid a conflict situation when ... · · · · · · the conflict issue is minor or inconsequential. the conflict isn't in your bailiwick (it's really someone else's problem). the cost of taking more positive action is much higher than the cost of doing nothing. other, more active approaches aren't going to work. you aren't concerned about building a better relationship with the other party. the conflict is going to go away on its own. This Won't Work! Avoiding a conflict sounds so darn wimpy. John Wayne wouldn't do it. But sometimes it just makes sense. Don't let your ego stop you from backing away from a stupid, meaningless, unimportant fight. Don't you have better things to do?