When you're working with a group of people, there are bound to be conflicts every now and then. This month's article discusses how to work through those conflicts without breaking up the band.
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Fixing Conflicts within the Band in 5 Easy Steps
by the Writing Team of Nationwide Disc
No matter how famously you get along with your band mates, at one point or another you will find yourself, at the very least, disagreeing about something. This is one of the downsides of human interaction. Whether it's creative differences or something on a more personal note, resolving conflict is never easy. In most cases, though, working through your dispute is ideal for the future of your band and, ultimately, your own success.
So just how do you get to the other side of a trouble spot in your musical road? Experts agree there are a handful of steps that are relatively universal in most partnerships. Here are some helpful ways to let the healing begin.
Step 1: Identify the problem.
The reasons for conflict can range from annoying to life threatening. The key is to discern the root of the issue. Was there an incident that caused a rift or is it a philosophical approach that clashes with your own? The discussion will look different depending on your answer to the above question. How serious is the issue at hand? Will it negatively affect the band's future? Is it possible you have a part to play in the problem (i.e. something you might be doing to incite this person)?
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