Fact: It happens all the time. Two colleagues who are caught up in a heated debate have you cornered. Both want you to side with them in “their debate”. You feel caught, obligated, duped.
Action: Don’t take a side but do take a stand. Your colleagues will benefit from your input on the issue needing resolution. They will not benefit from you taking a side on the debate of the issue. Remain emotionally neutral and place the resolution where it belongs – with your two colleagues.