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Why is Company Culture Important?

Published: February 23, 2024 | Last Updated: May 14, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

In a business world where disruption is the norm, one factor can make or break an organization: company culture. A strong, positive workplace culture isn’t just a feel-good perk but a strategic business advantage. Studies show that companies with engaged employees perform 21% better financially. Conversely, a toxic company culture costs workplaces a staggering $223...

9 Challenges Faced by Human Resources Managers

Published: February 15, 2024 | Last Updated: April 30, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

There’s no way to sugarcoat it; HR managers have their plates full. From onboarding new employees to mediating conflicts among existing ones, the workload of an HR manager can be very varied – and very intense. In this guide, we’re going to look at some of the major challenges facing HR managers today, the importance...

Conflict Resolution

Published: February 8, 2024 | Last Updated: April 1, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

Conflict resolution is an essential mechanism for navigating the turbulent waters of disagreements and fostering a harmonious work environment. It involves a set of skills aimed at resolving conflict amicably between two or more parties. The heart of conflict resolution beats in the ability to effectively turn potentially damaging workplace conflict into a conduit for...

8 Common Leadership Weaknesses to Address Now

Published: February 8, 2024 | Last Updated: February 8, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

In the dynamic landscape of organizational success, the role of effective leadership is paramount. Leaders are the navigators steering the ship of a company’s vision, culture, and performance. However, even the most seasoned leaders are not immune to leadership weaknesses that can hinder progress and dampen team morale. Pollack Peacebuilding recognizes that addressing common leadership...

Employee Engagement: Definition, Examples & Improvement Ideas

Published: February 8, 2024 | Last Updated: May 13, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

According to Gallup, 65% of the U.S. workforce is not actively engaged, and this results in about $300 billion in lost productivity every year. These employees are indifferent and lack inspiration. At the core of this problem lies workplace conflicts. When employees are in conflict with either their organization or their colleagues, they lose inspiration,...

What is Active Listening? Definition, Skills, and Examples

Published: February 8, 2024 | Last Updated: May 13, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

Conflicts are a natural part of human existence, which can become detrimental to business operations if left unresolved. Active listening is the communication skill that stands between you and a peaceful workplace. Active listening goes beyond simply hearing the words spoken by another person. It also involves seeking to understand the meaning and intent behind...

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,...

Crisis Intervention: How De-Escalation Training Can Save Lives

Published: September 22, 2023 | Last Updated: September 22, 2023by Jeremy Pollack

When it comes to conflict resolution, de-escalation training can go a long way toward calming the situation and everyone involved. However, while de-escalation can work in virtually all conflicts, it can actually save lives in the field. Various industries can benefit from this kind of training, including law enforcement, social work, and educators. Although not...

A big part of conflict resolution training is knowing how to talk to those involved in a conflict. However, while communication is a cornerstone of discovering the best resolution, it’s not the only element to master. If you really want to succeed with conflict resolution, you must be as neutral and confidential as possible. But...

Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods for Large Businesses

Published: September 6, 2023 | Last Updated: April 23, 2024by Jeremy Pollack

As your business scales, disputes are inevitable. It could be a dispute over IP, or claims you’ve breached a contract. Getting caught up in a court case will cost your business time and money, and could put your reputation at risk. If you’re caught up in a dispute, what alternatives are there? Alternative dispute resolution...