Tag Archives: conflict management

Workplace Friendships

For decades we’ve known that workplace friendships have a lot of positive benefits. Think about Gallup, who has been measuring employee engagement with the same 12 questions since the 1990s. [...]

Branding your Organization

What is your brand? For many, a brand may be viewed as merely a logo or a tagline. But given the countless brainstorming meetings and amount of effort put into [...]

Busyness: What’s the Payoff?

When someone asks us how we are, I’ve noticed that oftentimes, our initial response is “Good — busy” or “Ugh…busy.” Not out of the ordinary, right?  Our lives get scheduled [...]

The Flawed Business Approach to Conflict Management

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  — Mark Twain Our culture is set up to focus on behaviors with the hope that by modifying people’s behaviors, we [...]

Workplace Awareness: Social Contracts

As a licensed family and marriage therapist and business consultant, rapport is crucial.  It allows you to connect and dive into conflicts that may be holding people and businesses back. [...]

Retaining is Gaining: Why Organizations Need to Address Employee Retention Issues

Let’s face it — good employees are hard to come by, and in many cases, harder to retain.  In fact, according to the United States Department of Labor, tenured has decreased [...]

4 Stages of Culture Integration

Change is scary. Whether you’re moving to a new area, starting a new job, or simply taking on more responsibilities. Just like people, companies experience change in a similar way. [...]

The Inefficiency of Dishonesty in Business

People are inherently inefficient. In fact, our inefficiency sparks our desire to find a better way. Take travel for instance. To be able to travel faster, someone invented wheels, and [...]

Super Stars and Team Players

In front of you stands a group of classmates — some eagerly jumping around waiting to be picked, while others do their best to hold in their anticipation of being [...]

Bridging the Divide: Aligning Culture Factions

In our previous blog, we discussed how culture is an extension of its leader.  The way a leader treats his employees and customers is a direct representation of him and his [...]