Tag Archive: communication

Applying 80/20 Thinking

When we encounter problems, two specific points of focus are available to us. Problem Focus and Solution Focus. Focusing on the problem allows us to analyze what it is that is standing in our way. Whether it is people, lack of time, lack of resources, missing information and more. Focusing on the solution allows us…

7 Strategies For Facilitating Conflict Mastery

In my last three posts I’ve focused on the way we handle conflicts at work, and especially on the way conflicts at work can be productive. Based on those posts, here are 7 strategies that can help facilitate conflict mastery at work. #1 Have A Plan Like any project, having a plan for reaching your…

Productive Conflict At Work, Part 3 – Thesis Results & Reflection

In the previous posts on productive conflict I’ve looked into a theoretical overview on conflicts at work, and the point of view from the LinkedIn network on the impact of productive conflict at work. In this third part of this blog series I focus on the approach to conflict from Norway, with a basis in…

Productive Conflict At Work, Part 2 – LinkedIn Responses

“Collaboration without conflict is mission impossible” Since last weeks post on productive conflict at work, the linkedin answers to whether conflict at work can be productive have gone up from 118 to 121. With the quick overview of some of the theoretical positions on conflict presented in part 1, this post will focus on the…

Productive Conflict At Work – Constructive Conflicts, Part 1

I recently came across the following question on LinkedIn: Can Conflict at Work be Productive? At the time of writing there are 118 answers to that question. In other words, it’s an engaging topic. My interest in the subject is also fueled by the fact that constructive conflict management in teams was the subject of…

Web 2.0 & Organizational Decision Makers

In the posts on social media and organizational psychology I’ve talked about many benefits and advantages for taking charge and to begin using blogs and platforms like twitter and facebook in the quest for stronger and better organizational awareness. Getting there, however, requires getting leaders and management on to see your side of the story,…

Blogging Organizational Development

In the post Organizational Development 2.0 I started to touch on some of the ways we can combine social media and organizational psychology. Facilitating Change By Blogging One of the biggest reason for why organizational change initiatives fails happens because the organizations’ leaders have made decisions without making sure their employees know the result they…

Change Through Informal Leaders

All organizations are built up of, and by people. This means that people are an extremely important factor when making changes. With this in mind, I think it’s a paradox that when change is being planned, people and systems are not given equal value. Sure, there’s a balance sheet present, measuring the ROI of each…

Healthy Change Processes

The Nature of Change Processes During my graduate studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), I got to be a part of an exciting project titled Healthy Change Processes at the Department of Psychology. I was involved with the project in the initial data collection phase and data collection at a later…