Be a Great Teammate: Embrace Healthy Conflict
I am responsible to do my part to create a healthy environment that embraces conflict on the team. I make the team better when I take responsibility for my own responses to my teammates.
If I am too passive and avoid conflict, I will lose credibility and influence. People know when we say something different than what we feel. Saying nothing only silences 10% of our communication. Feelings will leak through body language, changes in routine, and passive aggressive comments.
If I am too aggressive I will create an environment where my teammates will resent me from a distance. Opinions matter but the communication of those opinions matter far more. I am a good teammate when my team knows that when I speak I am for them and have their back, not placing blame or being overly critical.