What is “it”? Conflict. We would like to believe that conflict will never harm our family, our business, whatever is most dear to us. But conflict can happen to anyone, even good people with good intentions. The New Haven Register recently reported on a dispute bitterly dividing members of a long-established peace group. Two factions are now fighting in court over the group’s future and the best use of its assets. Conflict happens, but we can work to minimize both its frequency and its severity. If a conflict does occur — whether it simmers or it erupts — we can work to resolve it as effectively as possible.
Posted in Basics of Mediation and Conflict, Friday, April 20th, 2007