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There are various elements to thriving or successful relationships, depending on the type of relationship and environment. Thriving work relationships have different needs than thriving romantic relationships. While each relationship is different and may require unique components to thrive, there is one critical element to simply maintaining a peaceful (i.e. low conflict) relationship no matter...

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Change is almost never easy. Whether we’re proposing a personal, individual change or a change in direction for an entire team or company, such efforts require the proper motivation to start, continue, and see the change through to the end. To get people motivated to participate in any kind of change, they have to be...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip from Jeremy Pollack is to stay curious. Staying curious is a great way to mitigate potential conflicts in situations in your life. Curiosity is an open mindset where you can understand the other party’s perspective better. Sometimes we want to defend ourselves and prove the other person wrong, but that is...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip is about how to take the other’s position in conflict. This strategy is a cognitive exercise when you are trying to make peace with someone who has a different perspective than you. First, be very clear on what you are trying to convey or how you are positioning yourself. After understanding yourself,...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip is about the importance of practicing transparency in the workplace. When you act without being transparent, people get frustrated and greater problems can ensue. Transparency is important to ensure that all stakeholders understand why decisions were made the way that they were. Being transparent can come in many forms: a time...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip is about how to practice inclusivity in the workplace. It is important to be inclusive when creating and maintaining peace. Inclusivity is purely making sure everybody feels that they have input in the decision-making of the company, especially the decisions that will affect them. You can be inclusive in many different...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip is about how to recognize and appreciate the people around you regularly.   The best place to begin building trust with someone is by recognizing them and appreciating their impact on our lives. This makes people feel valued which is super important. It can be as simple as saying “Hey, I...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip is about how to give regular feedback. Whether it is at home or at work, it is important to give regular feedback to others. If somebody is not living up to your expectations, it is important to give constructive and positive feedback. I recommend giving about 5 times as much positive...

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This week’s peacebuilding tip is how to set clear expectations in the workplace. Many conflicts in the workplace are derived from a lack of communication or even a misunderstanding. Sometimes, a solution can be as easy as making it clear what is expected from an employee. Expectations can sometimes be implied, but both parties may...

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