Arguments among co-workers are normal and bound to happen at least once - especially when both parties are passionate about the job and want what's best for the team, but have conflicting views on how to achieve that.

In such instances of conflicting views or disagreements, it is important that the arguments are handled rationally and productively, not as a power battle or verbal showdown. This saves everyone's energy and time - managers will not need to intervene, and no relationships will be strained.

To help define how a productive argument can take place, has presented an infographic detailing the steps to take before, during and after an argument.

How to have a productive argument at work

How to have a productive argument at work , courtesy of

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