STOKVEL

DEAL­ING WITH CON­FLICT

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STATE YOUR CON­CERNS

Any set­ting that is made up of dis­agree­ments, con­flict, peo­ple, and gos­sip will lead to what is re­ferred to as group dy­nam­ics. If group norms or rules are not ad­hered to, this could lead to ten­sion and pos­si­ble con­flict. It is im­por­tant for your stokvel to not let con­flict get out of hand and find quick ways to re­solve it.

DI­RECT CON­FRONTA­TION

The best way of deal­ing with con­fronta­tion is mak­ing the mem­ber see the im­pact of their be­hav­iour and what it does to the group. This is why it is im­por­tant to have a con­sti­tu­tion so that the stokvel can re­fer back to it and be able to give out the re­quired penalty. Dur­ing a con­flict, ev­ery­one wants to tell their side of the story. They are so fo­cused on prov­ing that they are right or try­ing to de­fend them­selves.

DIF­FER­ENT PER­SON­AL­I­TIES

Deal­ing with the dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties in a group is not easy when there are no clear bound­aries and rules set by your stokvel. Some peo­ple may have more dom­i­nant per­son­al­i­ties. It is im­por­tant to have an en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows mem­bers to open up.

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