It’s Time to Start Talking About Menopause at Work!

Article by Jeneva Patterson. Read the full article at https://hbr.org/2020/02/its-time-to-start-talking-about-menopause-at-work . Menopause is rarely a topic of open discussion in the workplace — despite the fact that nearly half of the world’s population experiences or will experience this biological transition, which marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and fertility. According to a study … Read more

Healthy Relationships are Never Conflict Free: They are Conflict Resolving

Article by Dr. Alan Zimmerman. Full article available at https://www.iidmglobal.com/expert_talk/expert-talk-categories/managing-people/conflict/id42271.html .  Work relationships are never conflict free. Indeed, I would say that HEALTHY relationships are never conflict free BUT they are conflict resolving. Here are some practical insights for your workplace conflicts that ensure your relationship wins. The problem is, we fight for victories instead … Read more

What Primates Can Teach Us About Managing Arguments During Lockdown

Article by Nicola F. Koyama. Read full article at https://theconversation.com/what-primates-can-teach-us-about-managing-arguments-during-lockdown-139436 The world may be reopening in some places, with people looking forward to pubs, restaurants and haircuts. Many of us will no doubt also be looking forward to some time away from home – alone – once more. Spending such prolonged time in close quarters with … Read more

Cracks and Conflict: “But it is Just a Little Crack”

It started as just a little crack in the windshield. A tiny rock had caused it. You had lots of time to do something about it, and maybe you would not have to get it fixed. It was not impairing your ability to see and likely it was not going to get any bigger. Then … Read more

How to Elevate Your Presence in a Virtual Meeting

Communication tactics that work well among colleagues in a conference room may not translate seamlessly to Brady-Bunch-style quadrants on a computer screen. Organizational behavior professor Andy Molinsky recommends seeing virtual meetings as “an entirely different context, not simply an in-person meeting or a class on a screen.”

Cope with Conflict during COVID-19

Dealing with workplace conflict can’t be put on hold. The COVID-19 lockdown period will bring many moments of sympathy and community among employees working remotely – but inevitably it will also mean flashpoints. Shocks of change. Constant uncertainty. Sudden shifts of workload and taking on responsibilities to adapt to new conditions.

Burying the Hatchet

Article by CINGERY Coaching. Full article can be found at https://www.cinergycoaching.com/2020/02/burying-the-hatchet/   “Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.” Kin Hubbard     This quote gave me a smile because I often hear situations from clients in my conflict management coaching practice about interactions that happened long ago with the person they are currently … Read more

Effective Conflict Resolution Skills Are Key to Less Relationship Stress

Article from verywellmind. Full article can be found at:https://www.verywellmind.com/conflict-resolution-skills-for-healthy-relationships-3144953 Conflict is a predictable part of virtually all relationships. It can also be a significant source of stress. Therefore, with most conflicts, it’s important to find a resolution. This seems like a statement of the obvious, but many people suppress their anger or just ‘go along … Read more