Posts Tagged ‘workplace conflict’
Gratitude – Not Just for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time when we naturally give thanks. Along with some of the more obvious things, such as abundant food, gatherings with family and friends, and special traditions, this holiday sets the table for deeper appreciation. It drives us to reflect, identify, and acknowledge many aspects of our lives that we are grateful for.…Read More
Finding the Good in Conflict
You don’t have to look very far these days to witness conflict. Topics in the news and in our local communities are evidence of many divisive concerns. Opinions range from one extreme to the other. The layers of tension have been building steadily, especially since COVID drastically changed so many of our normal routines. It’s…Read More
Bring curiosity into conflict
I wanted to quit. Really, I did. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been participating with a volunteer group trying to work through a sticky issue. It’s an effort that I joined readily and am actively engaged in. Every person involved is smart and dedicated, we all are driving towards the same goal. A variety of…Read More
Are your employees always fighting with each other?
Do you find yourself in the middle of petty spats between employees? Sometimes it’s obvious when two (or more) co-workers aren’t getting along, but other times it might be more subtle, masked with polite-sounding but demeaning, cutting comments that undermine a team’s effectiveness. There are lots of reasons that people don’t get along, but whatever…Read More
Workshop Offering: Learning from animals to handle workplace conflict
Looking for an innovative and creative workshop that addresses workplace conflict? Even for the non-animal lover, this will get your attention! Robin Eichert joins with Melinda Gehris and Carol Hess in this non-traditional approach to a common workplace topics. Using animals as a metaphor for exploring and understanding conflict, we tell stories, share photo images and videos…Read More
Boston explosions provide reminder to create compassionate work environments
For the nation and the world, and most definitely New England, the news this week has focused on the events at the Boston Marathon. My husband and I were in the city on Sunday for the afternoon Red Sox baseball game. We parked in Cambridge and took the subway to Fenway Park, which required bus…Read More
Feel like you’re in a fight? Play instead.
I never tire of watching our cats fight. Or play. I’m never really sure which it is. They mostly seem to enjoy the exchanges. There is the occasional snarly meow that has the distinct sound of being extremely annoyed. But the fighting (or playing) continues, on and on and on, it goes. Co-workers can have…Read More