882. Describe a time that you dealt with disagreement with colleagues

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Interviewer

Can you walk me through a specific occasion when you encountered a disagreement with a colleague, and elaborate on how you approached the situation?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Conflict resolution : Assesses your ability to navigate and resolve disagreements in a professional setting.

  • 2. Communication : Evaluates your capability to articulate your points and understand others' perspectives in a dispute.

  • 3. Emotional intelligence : Measures your capacity to empathize with your colleague and manage your own emotions in a heated scenario.

  • 4. Team collaboration : Gauges your willingness and strategy to collaborate with your team to find mutual ground or a solution.

Purpose
  • 1. Team dynamics insight : Determines whether you can maintain team unity and productivity despite conflicts.

  • 2. Problem-solving approach : Uncovers your methodology for addressing and finding solutions to interpersonal challenges.

  • 3. Professional maturity : Probes into your level of professional maturity when dealing with challenging interpersonal interactions.

  • 4. Values and ethics : Examines if your approach to conflict aligns with the company's culture and values.


Hints
  • 1. Outline the situation with relevant context : Ensure you set the stage for the disagreement so that your approach and resolution are clear.

  • 2. Focus on the resolution process : Highlight your conflict resolution methods and the steps you took to overcome the disagreement.

  • 3. Reflect on the outcome and your learning : Share what you learned from the experience and how it helped you grow professionally.

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Topics: 
Teamwork
Conflict Resolution
Roles: 
Software Engineer
Engineering Manager
Technical Sourcer
Companies: 
Meta
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