Too many conflicts are based on personal preference rather than genuine substance. You believe in one approach. They believe in another approach. You like it this way. They like it that way. Everyone is convinced they’re right. Most of the time there isn’t a right answer and people get in conflict on an issue that has plenty of space for both views.
There’s a standard determined by you, the group you belong to, or the competitive environment and there’s how you prefer to do the work to meet that standard. If you’re going to take issue with someone, make sure you know whether you conflict on standards or on style. Be flexible in your style and committed to your standards.
Embrace the chase. Do the work.
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