- Finish it
Donâ€™t open up the conflict, let everyone get uncomfortable, and then say youâ€™re out of time and weâ€™ll deal with this later. You have to take the conversation through to some kind of closureâ€”even if it is temporary, and it has to be okay with all the parties in the conflict. This means your meeting may not always follow its agenda. Deal with it. Itâ€™s easier to deal with an unfinished agenda than the long-term effects of unfinished conflict.