Managing Conflict

Jason’s latest Inc. magazine piece is up. Excerpt: “So sometimes, when we’re battling over a detail in one of our products, someone will eventually cede the decision to someone else: ‘OK, we’ll go with your idea this time. Next time, it’s mine.’ It’s not always that literal, but the intention is implied. It’s simply not worth battling every last decision until one side is too beaten up to battle anymore. Sometimes, a friendly ‘You get this one; I get the next one’ is all it takes to move on, egos intact.”