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O is for Ownership: You Own Yours and I’ll Own Mine (Part 2/4)

Last week we discussed how to Ventilate, the first part of the VOMP (Ventilate, Ownership, Moccasins, Plan) method to resolve conflicts. Today we’re going to focus on part two – Ownership. Ownership means that each person in a conflict must own his or her ‘stuff.’ Simply take responsibility for your piece of the problem. If … Continue reading O is for Ownership: You Own Yours and I’ll Own Mine (Part 2/4)

Ventilation: Do You Hear What I’m Saying? (Part 1/4)

FACT: You will never agree with everybody about everything. But, we can learn how to handle workplace conflict effectively. In our last blog series, we learned to diffuse conflict in three ways: 1) Slow down and make rational decisions 2) Separate needs from wants 3) Choose the right method to handle the conflict at hand … Continue reading Ventilation: Do You Hear What I’m Saying? (Part 1/4)