Kaitlin McManus is Vault’s Associate Law Editor. She received her B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. She has worked for a literary magazine and a publisher focused on nonfiction music titles. Now she writes career advice content for Vault’s blog (most notably for the undergrad blog) and works on Vault's various law guides. She always told her parents she'd never be an attorney—they think her current position is extremely funny.
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Debate and disagreement are natural in the workplace—differing opinions are what make collaboration an important tool. But when disagreements turn to arguments, progress shuts down, feelings get hurt, and relationships get tarnished. The keys to working through and moving past workplace disagreements are respect, organization, and keeping your cool. Check out this infographic from resume.io on how to make inevitable work arguments more productive and less nightmarish. Infographic courtesy of resume.io.
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