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The ‘prevention conflicts‘ blog is for leaders, managers, HR professionals and all others who want to help prevent or resolve unnecessary conflicts in the workplace. It is aimed at being a hub for sharing information, tips and tricks as well as best practices to understand conflict, understand ourselves in conflict and build or rebuild positive working relationships at work.
This information is a result of research as well as my experiences. It is supported by a strong knowledge of how teams and organizations work. Our cumulative knowledge will help each other evolve.
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55 Tips For Ending Destructive Conflict Sometimes we make our life more difficult than it should be. In her book, Patricia M. Porter shares a number of tips that help us take a step back and take action to end destructive conflicts. It is a real pocket size book and each tip is explained in […]
Clarifying Perceptions of the Self (Pre-Conflict Resolution Self-awareness) In his book ‘The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution’ Dudley Weeks dedicates a whole section on Clarifying Perceptions. From experience, one of the key characteristics of our preparation is to take the time to look at ourselves, find out what we really think, believe, feel and […]
Happy New Year We have lived through another 12 months that brought us differences, disputes but also resolution of conflicts. This year also brought new friendships, love, and peace. I thought I would search the Net for interesting quotes that will help us start the new year on the right foot towards peace of mind […]
Inspirational Quotes to Start the New Year Well In this article, Wagar Mohammad shares with us inspiring quotes that gets us to start the year on the right foot. HAPPY NEW YEAR 10 Inspirational Quotes, For When You Need Them Most ByWaqar Mohammad Posted on 12/06/2017 At some point we all feel weighed down by responsibilities, […]
How to Clarify Our Perceptions of Conflict From my experience and reflections, I have found that most people react somewhat emotionally to how they perceive different situations and conflicts. Perception may not be the reality. Our perceptions influence everything we do and unless we clarify them, they can lead us in the wrong direction. In […]
The Key to a Constructive Mindset in Conflict Resolution The mindset with which we address any type of difficult situation, conversation, negotiation or dispute has a great influence on how we approach them. The mindset is the attitude we adopt towards a given subject. It can be productive, defeatist or defensive. It is easy to […]
Conflict Prevention vs Resolution, that is The Question! How does an individual prevent conflicts? How can individuals take control of their destiny and not abdicate responsibility for resolving differences and issues? There is a multitude of books written on Conflict Resolution. There are at least 75 pages of titles on Amazon and hundreds of articles […]
The Five Principles for How to Deal with Conflict Effectively In his book, ‘The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution”, Dudley Weeks introduces a unique way of looking at conflict. He calls it the Conflict Partnership Process. He describes five principles that govern and guide how we deal effectively with conflict. […]
What Are the 7 Basic Elements of Conflict? One of the causes of resistance to change is fear of the unknown. I believe that most people are very uncomfortable in addressing conflicts because they can’t understand how conflict emerges nor do they know how to approach them. In his book “The Eight Essential Steps to […]
The Five Ineffective Approaches to Conflict Resolution (A summary of Dudley Weeks’ work in his book; ‘The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution’, chapter 2) Dudley Weeks mentions that one of the most important tasks of a person who is preparing to address a conflict is to look inside themselves to gain a better understanding of […]