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Before You Dismiss An Employee

Interview between Catherine Gillespie, Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution, and Martin Reid, Principal and Head of Litigation at Coulter Roache Lawyers, discussing protocols and legal considerations for employers in Australia considering dismissal of an employee. Transcript Catherine:  Hi I’m Catherine Gillespie Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution and I’m speaking with Martin Reid, Principal and Head […]

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Inconsistency and Double Standards: Traps When Managing Inappropriate Behaviour in the Workplace

This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy There is a diverse range of personalities to manage in the workplace. In order to maintain a cohesive and harmonious working environment, it is in management’s best interests to recognise and celebrate this diversity. However, an employer’s tailored management approach towards their staff needs […]

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Courageous conversations or change management 101?

Courageous conversations or change management 101?

Mediation visionary Raymond Shonholtz posted a guest blog item on the New York Peace Institute website in November 2011. His comments explored the notion of courageous conversations. He spoke of conversations as being courageous because both the person’s actions and the message they delivered, put them in a position which was usually fraught with danger, […]

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Analysing, judging and criticising

Analysing, judging and criticising

Western Culture seems notorious for analysing, judging and criticising others and not oneself. Is this because it is the new socially accepted mode of conversation, a form of idle chatter, or is it done to make ourselves feel better by putting others down and being able to congratulate ourselves on being such good judges of […]

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