Category: Conflict Theory

5 Important Cognitive Biases That Fuel Conflict

5 Important Cognitive Biases That Fuel Conflict

Published: September 30, 2023 | Last Updated: December 1, 2023by Jeremy Pollack

In our daily interactions, conflicts often arise due to differences in opinions, values, or beliefs. While these conflicts may seem unavoidable, understanding the underlying cognitive biases can help us navigate through them more effectively. Cognitive biases are inherent shortcuts in our thinking patterns that can lead to distorted judgments and decision-making. In this blog post,...

What is Peacebuilding? A Unified Definition is Needed

What is Peacebuilding? A Unified Definition is Needed

Published: March 12, 2023 | Last Updated: May 30, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

I recently had a conversation with a colleague in the peacebuilding field, and we did not seem to agree on what a peacebuilder is or what approach is appropriate. This was a clear example of a gap in the unified definition of peacebuilding, and correcting this gap is important because various organizations and professionals who...

4 Conflict Scenarios at Work

4 Conflict Scenarios at Work

Published: December 19, 2022 | Last Updated: July 28, 2023by Kent McGroarty

Conflict can happen even at the happiest workplaces, resulting in tension and even productivity issues. To help you hone your conflict management skills, it helps to review common scenarios in various work environments. Below are some conflict scenarios at work to help your “management education.” Scenario #1: Lack of Communication Communication issues can cause serious...

3 Ways of Resolving Conflict in an Organization

3 Ways of Resolving Conflict in an Organization

Published: November 21, 2022 | Last Updated: August 8, 2023by Kent McGroarty

Organizations and institutions are prone to conflict like any other business, even if said organizations/institutions are nonprofit. Resolving conflict in an organization can require more time if the issue involves multiple employees, employees and managers, or other parties. To help you deal with organization-related conflict in a timely manner, review the following suggestions. Don’t Wait...

Solving Workplace Conflict: Some Do’s & Don’ts

Solving Workplace Conflict: Some Do’s & Don’ts

Published: November 14, 2022 | Last Updated: August 8, 2023by Kent McGroarty

There is no getting around workplace conflict, given the variety of personalities most professional environments feature. However, solving workplace conflicts does not have to be extra-challenging, depending on how you approach the issue. To help you get better and better at dealing with workplace conflicts efficiently, review the following suggestions. Do: Tackle the Issue as...

How to Stay Sane When Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

How to Stay Sane When Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Published: October 3, 2022 | Last Updated: July 28, 2023by Kent McGroarty

One of the arguably most important aspects of being a business leader is dealing with conflict in the workplace. It is never something to ignore, since doing so results in unresolved issues that fester and become huge, extra-unpleasant problems. To help you remain calm and preserve your sanity when a workplace conflict arises, review the...

Handling Conflict in the Workplace: What NOT to Do

Handling Conflict in the Workplace: What NOT to Do

Published: September 5, 2022 | Last Updated: April 23, 2024by Kent McGroarty

Knowing what to do when a conflict arises in a work environment is naturally important, but so is knowing what to avoid. If you are new to handling conflict in the workplace, allow the following guide to help you remember what not to do, which helps maintain a peaceful, harmonious, professional environment. Allowing the Conflict...

3 Helpful Steps to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

3 Helpful Steps to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

Published: August 1, 2022 | Last Updated: August 8, 2023by Kent McGroarty

Workplace conflicts are never pleasant, but they are an inevitable part of any business environment. Thankfully, there are several steps to resolve conflict in the workplace both peacefully and efficiently. Review some suggested steps below to help you enjoy a more peaceful, productive work environment. Try to Work Things Out in a Private Setting Unless...