Conflict is a natural part of being human.
Treated more constructively controversy can become a creative force and given this how organizations treat conflict, or dissent, could be to their advantage. The trick is to keep the conflict at some optimal level and also to keep participants responses appropriate.
To make use of creative conflict requires a culture based on trust and respect for all and an understanding that conflict is a dynamic process.
For principals the struggle is between teacher autonomy and school wide preferred practices and protecting teacher time and energy from too many changes while at the same time valuing the need to develop new ideas.
Conflict is present within our schools whether we like it or not.
So it seems 'together everyone achieves more' works only if there still remains an 'I ' for individual in teams!