Conflict Management

Are Your Employees Fine? How To Properly Manage Conflict In The Workplace

Are Your Employees Fine

“I’m fine.” You may be fine but how you’re delivering that answer might give away more information than you think.Have you asked an employee how they are and you receive a blunt response? Have they responded, “Fine” (in a deeper tone with slight, downward intonation)? Engaging your emotional intelligence, you know they aren’t fine at all.In […]

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The Role Of Generosity In Mediation

The Role of Genorisity In Mediation

At some point in a mediation, one person will ‘shift’ from presenting and defending their perspective to genuinely acknowledging the hurt, frustration, loss or other feeling of pain being expressed by the other.To ‘move’ from a place of focusing only on one’s own opinions and perspectives, a place that has been a type of sanctuary […]

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When Your Boss Is Shutting You Out

What to do when your boss is shutting you out

Harvest Business Review wrote a summary of an article posted on the @harvardbiz website (click here https://hbr.org/2018/12/what-to-do-if-you-think-your-boss-is-shutting-you-out). This summary was adapted from “What to Do If You Think Your Boss Is Shutting You Out,” (by Liz Kislik) and suggested that when your boss is shutting you out, you should:firstly verify whether your perception of what […]

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How To Speak Out Against Disrespect In The Workplace

How To Speak Out Against Disrespect In The Workplace

Are the suggested actions in this infographic from Our Watch in this infographic (‘When you see disrespect towards women – #DoSomething’) the same for when we see disrespect for men in the workplace? Disrespectful behaviour towards men or women in the workplace is not acceptable. Putting these passive strategies into practice is certainly better than […]

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Why Managers Let Workplace Conflict Grow

Why Managers Let Workplace Conflict Grow

Managers play a crucial role in reducing interpersonal workplace conflict, but for a number of reasons they often don’t recognise when issues require intervention, a conflict resolution specialist says. Conflict usually stems from one person’s interpretation of another’s behaviour, thinking and intentions, Workplace Conflict Resolution managing director Catherine Gillespie told HR Daily ahead of her upcoming […]

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Getting to the Heart of Conflict

Getting to the heart of conflict WPCR

‘Getting to the heart of conflict’ is the name of a book written by Professor Bernie Mayer, Lecturer in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. I recently attended a workshop presented by Bernie. He offered a mixture of self reflection and group sharing opportunities along with offering the insights he has gathered, tested, and […]

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Why I Was In Conflict With You

Why I am in conflict with you… I am in conflict with you because I don’t trust you. I don’t trust you because you have done and said things that contradict what I think is acceptable. Behaviours (actions and comments) that I find acceptable are ones which: - Show me respect - Support my efforts - Align with my values - Do not make me feel uncomfortable or confronted - Are displayed consistently and in a transparent manner - Leave no room for me to second guess your intentions I am less likely to be in conflict with you if we share some aspects of commonality or relatedness. The more we share in common and the more times I have a positive interaction with you, the less chance there is for conflict.

Why I am in conflict with you…I am in conflict with you because I don’t trust you.I don’t trust you because you have done and said things that contradict what I think is acceptable.Behaviours (actions and comments) that I find acceptable are ones which:Show me respectSupport my effortsAlign with my valuesDo not make me feel […]

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The Difference Between Responding and Reacting

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The first step to achieving collaboration is to recognise that in every situation we have a choice to react or to respond. Reacting comes from a place of fear and a need to defend oneself – whether this is achieved by attacking someone with aggression or avoiding a person or situation. When choosing to respond, […]

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