Conflict as a
Change is hard. Particularly when new strategies are being designed and implemented, when an organization is being restructured, or growth through mergers and acquisitions is the norm, differing viewpoints can create conflict that is very uncomfortable.
It's just human nature to do all we can to avoid this discomfort. So, in most organizations, there is significant pressure to conform. With no more justification than "that's the way we do things around here," conflict is "resolved" and the cultural status quo prevails.
But in a world defined by increasing complexity and constant change, diverse perspectives and hybrid thinking are the source of all innovation. A culture of trust, respect for individuals, and a spirit of cooperation and shared destiny are imperative.
Cooperation Science can help your organization learn to address competing perspectives collectively in a spirit of trust and goodwill. We work with leaders to create conditions to support dialogue among diverse groups, framing and reframing issues together, while clarifying the assumptions behind differing views and the values that they represent.
We coach our clients to listen to and learn from one another, getting conflict out into the open and leveraging it as a source of creativity and innovation. Together, we insure that conflict emerges as a strategic asset.
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