Motivation/Relationship Problems
Team Conflict

[2] Causes of Conflict- Differences in Values and Beliefs

There are differences in acquired values.
From the moment we are born, we begin acquiring our value system. Our values are the beliefs we hold that help us to make decisions about what is right or wrong, good or bad, and normal or not normal.

Our values come from parents, siblings, friends, mentors, coaches, teachers, books, churches, movies, television, and music in general. No two people ever have the same life experience, so we ultimately have different sets of values and beliefs that guide our decisions and behavior.

People struggle over religion, politics, race, humanitarian issues, ethics and morals, abortion, sex, and more. In extreme cases, some people will, literally, die for their beliefs. So this "gut level" value system is a strong driver of behavior and a frequent source of conflict in our lives and in our teams.

EXAMPLE: Differences in values and beliefs

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