When building a successful multilevel marketing (MLM) business, one of the most significant elements that you will need to focus on to pave the way for long-term income and bonuses is that of recruitment. Building an organization will provide you with the type of leverage that you need to generate a long-term residual income of direct sales commissions, residual payments, overrides and other bonuses.
However, when working with a large number of people in your organization, one of the things that you will always have to deal with is conflict. This is the same in every work environment, not just MLM. There are three simple techniques that can be used, though, to properly deal with conflict whenever it arises within your business.
Nip It in the Bud Quickly
The best way to kill a weed in a flourishing garden is to find the root and nip it at the bud, not waiting for it to grow and develop fully into a visual eyesore within your beautiful garden. The same approach needs to be taken when you are dealing with conflict that is growing within your MLM organization. Search for it diligently, just like a gardener searches for weeds, so that you can catch it in its early stages and uproot it completely from your organization. Allowing too much time to pass will only make things worse and may quickly advance past the point of repair.
Encourage Open & Honest Communication
Within your business, the most damage is caused when rumors, speculation, gossip and offensive slander begins to circulate behind the scenes. If this type of communication is lurking within the shadows of your business, then you need to shine a light on it as soon as possible before it causes your business to implode. Encourage each member of your organization to embrace open and honest communication with each other, including you as well. This will allow them to have the boldness that they need to respectfully address problems, issues and concerns without gossiping and talking behind the back of the person that needs to hear it. Doing so will help to prevent conflict within your MLM business.
Remind Your Team of Their “Why” Statements
One of the most powerful forces of motivation and drive within the world of MLM is the “why” statement. Why did you get involved in this business in the first place? Why are you willing to put so much trust and effort in this direct sales & recruitment system? Many people want to spend more time with their families in a way that a traditional 9-to-5 job will not allow them to do. Others want to be able to provide for their families financially without punching someone else's clock every day. There are even some that simply want to improve the quality of their life. Regardless of what their “why” statement might be reminding them of it will allow them to eliminate conflict on their own with very little mediation. This is because they will make sure that nothing and no one stands in the way of achieving their target objective, not even a petty conflict.
Now it's your turn!
Have you had to deal with conflict in your business? If so, how did you work around it? Please share your feedback in the comments section and I forward to reading them!
To your Success,