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Plan: What’s Your VOMP Solution? (Part 4/4)

Over the last three weeks, we’ve covered the first three stages of the VOMP (Ventilation, Ownership, Moccasins, Plan) method for resolving conflicts. This week, we’ll discuss the final stage – the Plan. The Plan is where you strive for, and commit to, a solution. The first three steps – Ventilation, Ownership, Moccasins – help improve … Continue reading Plan: What’s Your VOMP Solution? (Part 4/4)

Moccasins: I’ll Try Yours On But I Don’t Like Them (Part 3/4)

The Moccasins stage of the VOMP (Ventilation, Ownership, Moccasins, Plan) model for conflict resolution comes from the old phrase “walk a mile in the other person’s moccasins.” In this step, both parties should express their understanding of and empathy for the other person’s experience and point-of-view. Keep in mind that understanding doesn’t necessarily mean agreement. … Continue reading Moccasins: I’ll Try Yours On But I Don’t Like Them (Part 3/4)