FKFS Veranstaltungen

2025 Stuttgart International Symposium
on Automotive and Engine Technology

3. - 4. Juli 2025

Session: Poster |

Freeze or Flow!? - How to Use Team Conflict as a Catalyst for Rapid Growth

Ruben Gotthardt, Ruben Gotthardt Coaching und Prozessbegleitung

In my presentation, I will show you how you can see team conflicts as a real opportunity for growth. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a manager, your focus is on successful collaboration and the development of team quality. After all, conflict is a natural part of any collaboration and can even serve as a catalyst for growth and improvement. But if the disputes are not resolved the consequences can be dramatic: The health of employees suffers, there is fluctuation and resignation of high performers in the team. This leads to dissatisfied customers, decreasing sales and many other damaging consequences. I will explain to you how to recognize and analyze conflicts at an early stage in order to understand the causes and work out solutions. You will learn how to develop a better understanding of each other together with your employees. Conflict serves as a key to change and growth, with transformative effects on a personal, team and corporate level. After my presentation, you will see conflict not as a hindrance, but rather as a gift. In 5 steps we will take a closer look at the following: 1) When we jump in the triangle: How conflicts arise and escalate 2) How high the cost of daily drama in the workplace really is 3) How you, as a leader, build an internal early warning system for conflict 4) Why resistance is almost always justified and what it is actually almost always about 5) What magic is in emotions: Why we can embrace conflict as the key to change and growth