In my last post, I extolled the benefits of interest based approaches to contract negotiations. Today we'll delve into some of the misconceptions or myths about Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) as well as some of the drawbacks or limitations of this approach. Myth: Interest Based Bargaining is Fluffy, Slow, and Inefficient One of the common … Continue reading Interest Based Bargaining: Pat 2
We've made it! This is the last in a series of posts about conflicts among volunteers. I'm excited to get this post published before the start of DOVIA Colorado's Conference on Volunteerism tomorrow. In the previous posts we've looked at common sources of conflict for volunteers who are Helpers for a Day, Sustaining Supporters, (Part … Continue reading Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 3
If you read the post from earlier this week and thought, "Wait, that doesn't fit my experience. What about....?" then this post is for you. On the last post, we explored two types of volunteering, the Helper for a Day and Sustaining Supporter types. Today let's dig into one more, the Would be Staff. Since … Continue reading Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 2
When we think trying to reduce workplace conflict, we typically think about it in terms of reducing stress, improving retention of good employees, and boosting productivity. In my mind, it's all a part of creating a thriving and supportive workplace culture. An recent blog post on Mediate.com got me thinking about workplace conflict management in … Continue reading Reducing Risk Through Conflict Management
Last week my life looked very different than it does this week...and I still found myself thinking hard about conflict, its prevention, and its resolution. To be clear, I was not practicing any mediation or facilitation. I was not drinking coffee with potential clients or collaborators. I wasn't in Colorado, or even in Oregon. Instead, … Continue reading Systems for Success: Salmon Style
Last week Learning Through Difference, LLC and I had cause for big celebration. A major client had reached a tentative agreement in their big-deal contract negotiation. I was thrilled with the team and couldn't have been prouder of them for the outcome they reached. As we entered the last day of our negotiations together, I … Continue reading Complexities of Collaboration
When you have a problem with your pipes, you call a plumber. When you have a problem with your colleagues, neighbor, spouse, etc., who do you call?
This story on the long term benefits of siblings from science writer Robin Marantz Henig on NPR recently grabbed my attention. Perhaps it was Thanksgiving and the recent push of additional family time, perhaps its moving back to Colorado and simply seeing my siblings more often than I used to, perhaps its watching my … Continue reading Lifetime Benefits of Siblings