A New Model of Intra-Corporate Conflict Resolution

Corporate Conflict Resolution

By William A. Ratliff Executive turnover is costly.  Signing bonuses, search fees, severance packages, and much more bring estimates of the turnover cost of a “C-suite” employee to $1.5 million. Consulting firms estimate the cost at 1.5 to 3 times annual salary, or more. Yet executives don’t always mesh well.  Personality clashes, disagreements on corporate …

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Employee Conflict Resolution Template

A Template for Workplace Conflict

Resolving conflict with employees can often be a difficult experience, so much so that many managers wish they had an employee conflict resolution template.  Workplace conflict is a common and unavoidable part of adult life, but living with it for years does not have to be.  Workplaces are starting to recognize the adverse effects that …

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Unleashing The Healing Benefits of an Effective Workplace Investigation

Unleashing The Healing Benefits of an Effective Workplace Investigation

By Nedy Warren, Esq. SPHR The average working American devotes more time to work than to family, leisure, or even sleep. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, time spent working beats time spent sleeping by an entire hour. Given the amount of time and energy we spend at work—plus the fact that conflict is …

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Organizations Need to Get Better at Detecting Conflict

Types of Workplace conflict

  By Zachary Ulrich Imagine a town where the streets are constantly filled with police, but where there are no burglar alarms. There may be so many police that crime is low since every street corner is always being monitored, but the resources and manpower required to field such a large force is overwhelming. Now, …

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Generational Gaps In The Workplace

Generational Gaps in the Workplace

By Jasper Ozbirn That I am writing this article tends to prove the thesis of this article— different generations have different goals and priorities regarding career, life, and workplace. In the spirit of full disclosure, I border Generation X and Y, and identify with characteristics of both groups. In line with Generation X-ers, I believe …

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How Do I Deal With My Narcissistic Boss

How Do I Deal With My Narcissistic Boss

By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Is the most common complaint I get about high conflict people in the workplace. They are everywhere, and seem to be increasing these days – from the lowest supervisor to the self-destructive owner of the business. They generally seek positions over others in order to help themselves feel better about …

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What’s In Your Cup?

What's in your cup?

By Mikita Weaver, Esq, MDR When sitting around the mediation table, sometimes it pays to be intentional about your choice of drink. It may be a source of comfort for the parties. It may bring calm. It may bring peace between the parties if only for a moment and possibly create a space for resolution. …

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How Conflict Psychology Can Influence Judgement and Sentencing

How Conflict Psychology Can Influence Judgement and Sentencing

By Kristofer Michaud Inter-group conflict—Montagues vs. Capulets, Sharks vs. Jets, Crips vs. Bloods—often culminates in episodes of unplanned, catastrophic violence. These cathartic but often gruesome incidents must then be interpreted after the fact by the stereotypically level-headed third parties called upon by the criminal justice system to prosecute, defend, and ultimately judge the perpetrators. These …

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Workplace Behavior Rewarded is Behavior Repeated

Workplace Behavior

By Lalita B. Nordquist, SPHR, MA, MDR Behavioral Psychology is a well-known method used across the world for everything from training dogs to treating phobias. B.F. Skinner is one of the most widely recognized contributors to Behaviorism and brought us the idea of “operant conditioning”—the idea that we can condition ourselves and others through the …

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A Difficult Personality and How to Soothe The Beast

Difficult Personality

By Terri Lubaroff We’ve all dealt with a “difficult personality.” This is the person we are afraid to run into on the elevator at work, the family member who never fails to offend, or the jerk at the furniture store who refuses to refund your money on a delivery that was never made. The difficult …

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