Talks: Argument Clinic: What Healthy Professional Conflict Looks Like
Friday - April 21st, 2023 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in 355ABC
What does healthy disagreement look like? Many of us have never experienced healthy conflict at work, and so assume our only options are to either avoid conflict or have a nasty fight. But it doesn't have to be that way: professional disagreement can be direct without being nasty. We want to show what that looks like.
In this model argument, presented as a play, watch two engineering managers disagree about something. How do they work through their disagreement -- politely and effectively? Watch our the characters figure out what they're really clashing about, learn about each other's perspectives, and come to a better decision than either could alone.