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1 1 Finding Common Ground Strategies for Improved Communications

2 2 Purpose of Training Re-engineering = Change Change = Potential Conflict Conflict = Opportunities if Resolved Positively and Collaboratively

3 3 Agenda 3.5 hours, 1 break Lots of interactivity No lecture Some fun

4 4 Icebreaker Your Name Your Job Which animal best represents your approach to conflict?

5 5 Self Assessment No Names Not Graded Complete again at the end of class

6 Minutes Complete Self Assessment

7 7 Recognize the major causes of conflict and it can present positive opportunities Respond to conflict by respecting the person Resolve conflict by addressing the problem Use Reflection to learn from conflict Objectives By the end of this course, you will be able to:

8 8 Reflect The 4 Rs Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

9 9 Reflect Recognize Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

10 10 Definition of Conflict The differences that arise between people that cause them concern. Conflict is an inevitable and normal part of life All parties may not be aware that there is a conflict We may have internal conflicts – we are “of two minds” about something Conflict is between two or more people and may be about one or more issues or problems Conflicts aren’t necessarily negative, but present opportunities to solve problems collaboratively

11 11 Brainstorm  The issue or conflict  The people involved  What each party wants Common Workplace Conflicts 10 minutes to list 2 issues Use Worksheets & flipcharts 2 minutes to describe to the entire group

12 12 Brainstorm  The issue or conflict  The people involved  What each party wants Common Workplace Conflicts 10 Minutes 5 100

13 13 Group Presentations Present the issue or conflict Identify the parties involved Describe what each party wants

14 14  The issue or conflict  The people involved  What each party wants Personal Issue or Conflict 50

15 15 Common Causes of Conflict Facts Values Goals Methods

16 16 Common Causes Facts People receive new information at different times. Everyone might not receive the new information. People might interpret things differently. Sharing information or getting reliable information usually can resolve conflicts over facts.

17 17 Common Causes Methods People often differ over the best way to do something. Supervisors may have different ways of rewarding or disciplining employees. Managers may have different opinions about how to keep their staff up to date on current information. Conflict over methods can usually be resolved by the airing of differences and collaboration—working together to come to an agreement on methods.

18 18 Common Causes Viewing a job as an opportunity/living/chore until retirement. A Manager’s goal might be to achieve maximum efficiency while a supervisor might be more interested in the personal needs of team. A flight passenger’s goal is to get to their flight on time, while the goal of the security screener is to make sure flight security is maintained. Disagreement over goals can usually be resolved by problem solving and finding common ground. Goals

19 19 Values One person might see working part time as an opportunity to spend more time with his/her family while another might view it as a loss of income. One person might have been brought up to respect everyone and another might have been brought up to expect other people to earn respect Our cultural and religious background influences how we behave. We must acknowledge our differences, respect each other's position, recognizing that long-held beliefs and values will not change. Common Causes

20 20 Common Causes Exercise 5 Minutes Use first letters to identify the possible causes More than 1 cause is possible 50 Facts Values Goals Methods

21 21 Reflect Review Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

22 22 Reflect Respond Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

23 23 Responses to Conflict Avoid Complain Take it Home Blame Others Lump it Give in Get Angry

24 24 Chinese Symbol for Conflict “Risk” “Opportunity”

25 25 Risk and Opportunity Scenarios Minutes

26 26 Risk and Opportunity Risk Opportunity

27 27 Effective Communication Active Listening Effective Speaking

28 28 Responding Exercise – Part 1

29 29 Responding Exercise – Part Minutes

30 30 Responding with Respect Validate – acknowledge understanding and the feelings of other person. Ask – use open-ended questions to demonstrate you heard. Listen – paraphrase to demonstrate understanding.

31 31 Active Listening Skills Listen with respect – give the other person time to talk Don’t challenge or interrupt Check for understanding Don’t problem-solve

32 32 Responding Exercise – Part Minutes

33 33 Two Parts of Communication

34 34 Words – Tone of voice – Body language – How and What we Communicate Source: Mehrabian, Albert (1981) Silent Messages: Implicit Communication of Emotions and Attitudes. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 7 % 38 % 55%

35 35 8 Ways to ask a Question Did I say you had an attitude problem? I say you attitude

36 36 Respond with Respect - Summary Conflict can be risk and opportunity Communication is Key Validate Ask Questions Listen How we say something is as important as what we say!

37 37 Break Minutes

38 38 Reflect Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

39 39 The Vacation Dilemma BeachMountains Near by Socializing Food Swimming Fresh Air Sun Shopping Quiet Food Hiking Stars Near by Boating Wildlife Positions - What Interests - Why

40 40 Uncovering Interests Interests Security Well-being Belonging Self-esteem Dignity Respect Interest s Positions - What Interests - Why A stand or demand What someone wants Why a person wants something or wants something done in a particular way Their fears, hopes, wants, needs

41 41 Position/Interests Scenarios in Book Use the Uncovering Interests Worksheet: Identify Issue or Problem Identify Positions Uncover Interests Minutes

42 42 Position/Interests Conflicts at Work Minutes Use the Uncovering Interests Worksheet: Identify Issue or Problem Identify Positions Uncover Interests

43 43 Exploring Options Ideas for Brainstorming Collect as many ideas as possible from all participants All ideas are welcome Be creative Do not criticize or judge; don't groan, frown, or laugh All ideas are equally valid at this point. Build on other peoples' ideas.

44 44 Exploring Options – 5 minutes 5 0

45 45 Decide on a “SMART” Agreement Specific Mutually acceptable Appropriate Realistic Time-based

46 46 Reflect Review Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

47 47 Reflect Resolve Respond With Respect Recognize

48 48 The VALUED Approach Validate Ask, and Listen to Uncover Interests Explore Options and Decide on an Agreement

49 49 Learning from Conflict Exercise Refer to the personal issue identified at the beginning Use the Finding Common Ground Worksheet Voluntary sharing Minutes

50 50 Summary A definition of conflict Common causes of conflict Elements of Communication Guidelines for Responding with Respect Interests v. Positions “SMART” Agreements 4Rs A “VALUED” Approach

51 51 Self Assessment

52 52 Congratulations!


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