‘Work & Entrepreneurship’ Category

A Crash Course in Negotiation

As you go about your workday, do you take time to negotiate the obstacles you regularly face or do you just walk away in disgust? Please don’t walk away – come back and negotiate. Almost everything, in every aspect of your life, is negotiable. Having effective negotiation skills is the key. Especially in these difficult economic times, your ability to negotiate may mean the difference between success or ruin. We negotiate transactions and conflicts – everything from which restaurant we choose for lunch to how to structure our businesses and our lives. This article discusses the nine things you need to know before you sit down for your next negotiation.

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Difficult Discussions – Navigating the Muddy Waters

Conflict can take a toll in our professional and personal lives. Time, money and lives are lost when conflicts are not effectively managed. Frequently, the only two options we see for handling conflict are to respond in a combative manner (fight) or totally avoid the conflict (flight/freeze/submit). Sadly, both of these strategies often do more to escalate conflict than to extinguish it. And, the opportunity to turn a conflict into a positive learning experience is lost. Almost every conflict can produce a positive benefit. However, in order to reap the benefit we typically have to navigate through some muddy waters and hold a difficult discussion. The more you know about addressing conflict the more adept you will be when it’s time to engage in a difficult dialogue which is ripe with potential conflict. This article discusses considerations, concepts and strategies for holding a difficult discussion.

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Conflict Resolution System Design – Creating A Program And A Policy For Managing Workplace Conflict

We are living in an era of incredible change with the new economy widening the gap and increasing the tension between the perceived “winners” and “losers” in the business world. A new perception of scarcity is provoking even more conflicts and challenging both small and large businesses. Conflicts related to limited resources, terms of employment, cultural differences, sexual harassment, team playing, office politics, unmet expectations, miscommunications, and gossip are rampant in the modern workplace. This article discusses workplace conflict and how you can manage them using the process of Conflict Resolution System Design.

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