Friday, February 8th, 2013
CFR Mediation provides targeted conflict management tools to employers. Every aspect of our conflict management toolkit is designed to assist individuals respond more effectively regardless of the nature of the conflict.
Our conflict management services are tailored to address the specific issues experienced by those involved in the program, ensuring a meaningful and applicable experience for both employees and employers. We focus on practical tools and skills that can be immediately implemented in everyday situations.
The negative effect of employee conflict need not be an inevitable cost of doing business.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Getting a divorce is not something that anyone plans to do. A couple falls in love, get married, plan their future, maybe even have children.
But when a relationship fails and a couple decides to permanently end what they had so purposely put together, they embark on a process that few have the knowledge or ability to address on their own. Even those who know how to divorce, may find that, not surprisingly, their spouse is reluctant to agree to any settlement suggested.
Find out how to mitigate the financial and emotional cost of the process. Know what your options and make the best choice for your unique situation. We have compiled 15 articles below to get you started.
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Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Three out of four working Americans report their boss is the most stressful part of their workday – is in other words three-quarters of workers complain that they have a “bad boss”. Are there really that many bad bosses? Is it possible that the issue more one of poor workplace communication and conflict management?
Whether 75% of American working Americans have, in fact, a “bad boss” Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, December 10th, 2012
It was just a little less than a year ago that Douglas Kennedy, son of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, tried to take his newborn son off the maternity ward and outside for some fresh air.
This presented a problem as the baby had not been discharged from the hospital. At two-days old he was still a patient in the maternity ward. Like most hospital maternity wards, Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, October 8th, 2012
Despite the considerable effort employers place on promoting teamwork, most workplace teams do not work as planned.
They are not as efficient or effective as expected. There is poor communication and ongoing conflict amongst team members. It may surprise some to learn that the reason behind this has more to do with the design and implementation of the workplace team than the team members themselves.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
“He is so unreasonable! He’ll never agree to anything that makes any sense!”
No one likes to be involved in a conflict or difficult relationship, especially when the other person seems so unreasonable. Despite this, it is impossible not to periodically find oneself embroiled in just that…a conflict with an unreasonable person – whether at work or at home. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Many employers and managers are aware that their teams are experiencing problematic levels of conflict – but are at a loss as to how effectively address the issue. Often the answer reached is to address the issue using existing resources.
Below are three examples. All three workplaces experienced the same issue: conflict and poor communication Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
The nurses’ workplace is ripe for conflict. The workplace conflict experienced by nurses often involves other nurses, physicians, or allied staff. But nurses also are vulnerable to conflicts involving patient and their families.
Working with patients is seldom black and white. Every patient is different, as is every interaction. Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Costly workplace conflict exists in every workplace.
At times the issues clearly involve only one or two employees who are actively engaged in a significantly disruptive interpersonal conflict. However, perhaps more common but less recognized or addressed, is the problematic ongoing conflict experienced by workplace teams. Too often there is a virtual breakdown of efficiency Read the rest of this entry »