Dealing With Conflict

1. Teams need building

  • Effective teamwork doesn’t happen by accident – check out the  Task  guide and  Planning Wizard
  • The biggest cause of conflict is workload distribution – sort out early who does what and when

2. Set an example for each other

  • Building trust is important. Agree on early ground rules for teamwork
  • Don't assume everyone interprets things in the same way. Take time to uncover diverse views – they feed creativity

3. You’re learning by doing

  • You’re building valuable professional and employability skills alongside your subject knowledge
  • Reflecting on conflict and problems helps you gain maximum learning benefit - start a ‘lessons learned log’ on day 1 of your project 


  • Microsoft teams

    Microsoft Teams

    All students and staff at Falmouth Univesity and the University of Exeter have access to
    The Microsoft Teams app is a great way to document your teams activities and notes. Microsoft Teams works well with Microsoft Planner, or Trello and many other 3rd party apps.

  • Link to Hubspot blog porst

    Brainstorming Activities

    15 creative exercises for generating ideas in teams. 

  • Image of Google Keep on a laptop and phone

    Google Keep

    Cross platform tool for capturing and sharing notes, lists, images and audio clips.

  • Trello

    Kanban boards

    Trello (or Microsoft Teams/Planner) are great ways to share tasks with other team members, if you are unsure where to start you could try setting up a Kanban board.

  • Open Learn

    OpenLearn - Groups and teamwork

    A free Open University course in groups and teamwork with lots of useful ideas and tools. 

  • Link to Popplet website


    Simple, online tool (and app) for creating mind maps and mood boards.