Conflicts? Pretty sure – we have all been there. If you are working on your PhD, apart from your research, solving conflicts becomes one of your core strengths sooner than you know.
Most of them are our daily business, from conflicting meeting schedules, to talking past each other or trying to ascertain extra information.
Some other conflicts might be more intricate, completely unfamiliar to you or consume a lot more of your attention. These issues could concern your working contract, a disagreement with your supervisor or situations that made you feel uncomfortabel, unsafe or discriminated. Dealing with these kind of conflicts is often stressful or can be hard to cope with.
The good news is that you are not alone! There are trustworthy and experienced people who can support you. In this guide the WG Prevention of Power Abuse created an overview of whom to contact at your Leibniz institute and beyond if you could use support in a pending conflict or for information on how to prevent it.