Conflict is inevitable in work, so we must learn to deal with situations in a positive way. Disputes can be resolved more effectively through mediation, but sometimes you have to stand firm. Somethings have to be fought for, but in a dignified way.
A Spiritual thought: According to our sages "an argument is like an overflowing stream; the more it flows the wider it spreads." It is better to resolve a dispute by focusing on restoring harmony. Compromise demonstrates strength not weakness. Indeed, Aaron the High Priest was known to be a ‘Rodef Shalom' - a pursuer of peace, which was the characteristic so critical to G-d when selecting Aaron for this extremely important position.
Workplace application: If you feel certain behaviour in your business or workplace is unethical, you can challenge it, as long as you communicate it in the right way - remember the colloquial greeting in Hebrew - ‘Shalom' should underpin all communication.
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