Contributing to the reduction of tension and cost related to conflict in the workplace
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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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 […]
What Are The Positive Aspects of Learning Conflict Resolution Skills? Most people view conflict as negative and avoid it. They fear making mistakes or making matters worst, yet they don’t like conflictual situations. They lack confidence since they don’t know how to proceed. Many individuals don’t even want to attempt to learn conflict resolution […]
What Is the Real Story Behind Your Conflict? One of authors I admire most in Conflict Resolution is Tammy Lenski. She shares a host of good ideas in her book, “The Conflict Pivot: Turning Conflict into Peace of Mind. I find her work simple but also very powerful and effective. I am sharing the highlights […]
The 8 Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution (by Dudley Weeks, Phd.) I have read dozens of books on conflict resolution and mediation. The title is self-explicit and maybe the best I have studied. Dudley Weeks explains in simple terms what conflict is, describes ineffective ways to deal with conflicts, suggests how to thoroughly prepare for […]
How Frightened of Conflict Are You in Reality? The following list of questions will facilitate your reflection. I describe multiple ways that I have witnessed people avoid tension caused by conflict, both at work and in my practice. Self-awareness is the first step before deciding to act. Description of emotions and behaviours that […]
Ask the Right Questions and Listen One of my favourite authors and thinkers is Tammy Lenski. In her article of November 2016 “How to ask questions like a pro”, she shares her ideas on the power of asking good questions and listening. I provide here the main elements as she wrote. When faced with a […]
Why Do We Convince Ourselves to Stay in Toxic Environments Why do we stay in jobs we hate? Why stay in a relationship that makes us miserable? Why play in a team where infighting exists? Why keep ‘friends’ and relations we do not enjoy? Why work in a field we dislike? Why work for a […]