When business owners envisage their ideal workforce, they usually imagine a crew of employees striving towards shared goals, united in their effort to achieve the company mission without disagreements. Yet where there are humans, there is conflict, no matter how affable our coworkers or positive our work environment. Employees come from differing backgrounds and beliefs that dictate how they handle disputes on a personal and professional level, and since we spend a great deal of our lives at work, conflict is inevitable. This isn\u2019t bad news. Since conflict is a natural product of humanity, the presence of disagreements doesn\u2019t necessarily signify a toxic workplace or suggest that employees aren\u2019t getting along. \u201cOf course, you\u2019re going to have conflict. It\u2019s normal,\u201d says Joie Quarton, a conflict management practitioner with the Yukon Government and a 2017 Imagine Your Workplace Conference speaker. Going against the grain of the popular mindset, she would like to see employers embrace the reality that disputes are normal.