How to Facilitate Mutual Understanding and Conflict Resolution

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How to Facilitate Mutual Understanding and Conflict Resolution
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, SIG Leader

Conflict resolution means the reduction, elimination, or termination of opposing views. Interest-based negotiation and mutual bargaining are win-win conflict resolution methods. Donít feel that a conflict must be necessarily resolved. Not all conflict is bad. It can be a healthy divergent action, exploring a wide range of thinking as long as the conversation is focused on ideas and not people. Six Thinking Hats sequences can be effectively used by a facilitator to put the participants into the right frame of mind using the power of Parallel Thinking. A suggested hat sequence is: Blue, White, Yellow, Black, Red, Blue:
  • [Blue hat]: Set the goal to gain understanding of different perspectives and the amount of time allotted for the session.
  • [White hat]: Share as much relevant information as needed to define the conflict. The opposing views may be an either/or situation or a few identified with a range.
  • [Yellow hat]: Identify the positives in each v (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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