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Equity in Conflict Management                                                                                                                                                                                               June 2017

When is it appropriate to discuss equity in organizational disputes? When the politics of the problem has become too grand? When the need to collaborate with an underserved, underrepresented stakeholder is critical to the resolution of the conflict?
This perspective provides some considerations for conflict management practitioners to make when addressing latent conflict in an organization.



Managing Workplace Expectations in Law Firms                                                                                                                                                                           May 2017

Adding to the growing conversation on the changing dynamics law firms are facing, how workplace relations are managed will determine the reality of innovative work processes.



Resistance with Change                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 2017

What issues/behaviours can be identified as conflict initiating during change management?
This perspective provides some considerations for conflict practitioners to make at the outset of conflict assessments during change management processes.



Managing Uncertainty                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 2017

A reflection on communicating in disputes where there is great uncertainty of outcomes.
This perspective provides some considerations for conflict practitioners to make when supporting disputants having trouble with dynamic and uncertain outcomes in dispute.



Tempering Expectations                                                                                                                                                                                                  February 2017


A reflection on the challenges to managing expectations in dispute resolution processes.
This perspective provides some considerations for conflict practitioners to make when addressing ill-intended aggressive energy to rush the dispute resolution process.



Guiding Transformation                                                                                                                                                                                                     January 2017

A reflection on small group trust with change management processes.
This perspective looks at the challenge organizational management have while addressing leadership change procedures at satellite locations in organizations.



Conflict Management Systems                                                                                                                                                                                     December 2016

A reflection on the value of workplace dispute resolution processes and the rationale for developing a good conflict management system for organizations.
This perspective presents a fraction of the theoretical construct for conflict management systems, where recognizing the employee engagement extends beyond the organization to other social systems.



Knowledge Management                                                                                                                                                                                              November 2016


A reflection on organizational knowledge management systems and power dynamics.
This perspective takes into consideration recent research papers on strategies for implementing knowledge management systems, where power dynamics and resistance to change challenge such organizational initiatives.



Learning in Conflict                                                                                                                                                                                                                October 2016

A reflection on how organizations can use conflict as a source for organizational learning.
This perspective presents the opportunity for unearthing and learning how to improve organizational systems and improve processes.



Consensus Formation                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 2016


An analysis of the literature on consensus formation in support of mediation processes.
This perspective provides some theoretical considerations for conflict practitioners to make when faced with difficulty in developing consensus in mediation processes. The following body is an excerpt from Tricia Gazarek’s graduate studies research work.



Effective Listening in Conflict                                                                                                                                                                                                   August 2016

A reflection on the value of using active listening skills during difficult conversations.



Litigious Nature of Disputes                                                                                                                                                                                                    July 2016


A reflection on judicial review of mediation agreements in Canada and its limitations.
This perspective provides some considerations for conflict practitioners to make during the court-connected dispute resolution processes. The following body is an excerpt from Tricia Gazarek’s graduate studies research work.