Category: Conflict Theory

The Difference Between Accommodating and Avoiding author.

The Difference Between Accommodating and Avoiding

People often ask me to spell out the difference between accommodating and avoiding. Or, as some say: “Accommodating is an...

By Ralph Kilmann
Conflict Analysis Needs Better Tools author.

Conflict Analysis Needs Better Tools

Introduction: Conflicts happen when one party believes that another damaged or diminished their interests. When we take these beliefs to...

By Robert Bergman
Business vs Values in Negotiation: FIFA and Qatar author.

Business vs Values in Negotiation: FIFA and Qatar

What is the balance in business vs. values in negotiation? Watching this years World Cup has been different but the...

By Bob Bordone
Conflict Resolutions for 2023 author.

Conflict Resolutions for 2023

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie Noble Hello: Here are my conflict resolutions for 2023. Again, I have had to...

By Cinnie Noble
ICODR Podcast Episode 14: Daniel Rainey, ODR Pioneer and Principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc. author.

ICODR Podcast Episode 14: Daniel Rainey, ODR Pioneer and Principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc.

In this episode, Ian interviews ODR Pioneer Daniel Rainey, a principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc. (HSI ), and an adjunct faculty...

By Daniel Rainey, Ian MacDuff
ICODR Podcast Episode 13: Professor Dorcas Quek Anderson from the Singapore Mediation Center author.

ICODR Podcast Episode 13: Professor Dorcas Quek Anderson from the Singapore Mediation Center

In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian interviews Dorcas Quek Anderson, Assistant Professor in Singapore Management University’s School of...

By Dorcas Quek Anderson, Ian MacDuff
Create and Maintain a Healthy Workplace Culture author.

Create and Maintain a Healthy Workplace Culture

Why does one organization have a very adaptive culture while another has a culture that lives in the past? Is...

By Ralph Kilmann
The Future of Online Mediation with Jim Melamed and Colin Rule author.

The Future of Online Mediation with Jim Melamed and Colin Rule

Colin Rule interviews Jim Melamed at Cyberweek 2021 -- Nov 1, 2021 https://youtu.be/RG8Vd5GuAZM

By James Melamed, J.D., Colin Rule
Ethan Katsh interview – The Origins of Online Dispute Resolution author.

Ethan Katsh interview – The Origins of Online Dispute Resolution

Ethan Katsh, interviewed by Colin Rule, for the International Council of Online Dispute Resolution (icodr.org) and Mediate.com -- August 6,...

By Ethan Katsh, Colin Rule
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 28: Intercultural Communication and Envisioning a Culture of Peace author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 28: Intercultural Communication and Envisioning a Culture of Peace

More and more, we are a connected world.  So when it comes to intercultural communication...Is it what you say? Or...

By Lynn Cole, Veronica Cravener
ICODR Podcast Episode 12: David Allen Larson, Professor of Law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law author.

ICODR Podcast Episode 12: David Allen Larson, Professor of Law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law

In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian interviews David Allen Larson, Professor of Law at the Mitchell Hamline School...

By David Larson, Ian MacDuff
The Mathew Effect author.

The Mathew Effect

It seems that everywhere one looks, there is an implicit bias lurking behind the scenes.   While recently, it was the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Bayonetta 3, Fairpay and Negotiation author.

Bayonetta 3, Fairpay and Negotiation

Interested in issues like pay equity, pay transparency, salary negotiations, and the role of gender and unions? Then, this video...

By Bob Bordone
Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 10: Tamsin Parnell on Discourse and Division author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 10: Tamsin Parnell on Discourse and Division

In this episode, Laura interviews Tamsin Parnell, a linguistics researcher whose doctoral work focuses on identities, discourses, and division around...

By Tamsin Parnell, Laura May
Great Reads Book Club – Hesha Abrams, interviewed by John DeGroote author.

Great Reads Book Club – Hesha Abrams, interviewed by John DeGroote

The October 2022 edition of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: "Holding the Calm: The Secret to Resolving Conflict and Defusing...

By Hesha Abram, John DeGroote
How a humanistic approach to Mediation would impact on the definition of mediation, mediation practice, training and accreditation – Part II author.

How a humanistic approach to Mediation would impact on the definition of mediation, mediation practice, training and accreditation – Part II

It’s time for mediation to claim its place as a stand-alone profession freed from being just an alternative to the...

By Greg Rooney
Modifying Underlying Dimensions in the TKI author.

Modifying Underlying Dimensions in the TKI

Since the early 1970s, two dimensions of the TKI have been used to plot the five conflict modes: Assertiveness and Cooperativeness (my...

By Ralph Kilmann
Richard Susskind Keynote for Cyberweek 2020 author.

Richard Susskind Keynote for Cyberweek 2020

https://youtu.be/4PcXmhnfFWg Keynote Discussion with Prof. Richard Susskind, IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (https://www.susskind.com/), presented...

By Richard Susskind, Colin Rule
Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 9: Jan Gerrit Voelkel, Ph.D. Student in Sociology at Stanford University author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 9: Jan Gerrit Voelkel, Ph.D. Student in Sociology at Stanford University

In this episode Laura interviews Jan Gerrit Voelkel, who is a Ph.D. Student in Sociology at Stanford University. Jan's research...

By Jan Gerrit Voelkel, Laura May
Slices of Conflict in Life author.

Slices of Conflict in Life

Question:  Where does conflict come from? Answer: Normal, unconflicted life. Building on Felstiner, Abel, and Sarat’s classic article describing the...

By John Lande
Abandoning Our Assumptions When in Conflict author.

Abandoning Our Assumptions When in Conflict

Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie Noble “For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views...

By Cinnie Noble
About Forgiving author.

About Forgiving

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.” Lily Tomlin Forgiving is complex. Among other things, forgiveness means being...

By Cinnie Noble
Past and Future Change Management Trends author.

Past and Future Change Management Trends

In the old days, before the 1900s, it was mostly a person’s physical skills that were brought into the workplace…skills...

By Ralph Kilmann
Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30 author.

Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30

REGISTER NOW Mediate.com is excited to announce our Mediation and Mental Health Conference, September 28-30, 2022! See the Conference Agenda! This...

By Clare Fowler
Conflict Resolution Readiness author.

Conflict Resolution Readiness

So often we embark on a difficult communication or react to a conflict situation by trying to discuss it before...

By Cinnie Noble
Conflict Management and ‘The Big Picture’ author.

Conflict Management and ‘The Big Picture’

Here is a far-reaching question: What causes conflict? In particular, does conflict largely stem from differences within and between people?...

By Ralph Kilmann
A Dollar for Chalking author.

A Dollar for Chalking

In May 2019, I posted a blog about a plaintiff who challenged a parking ticket on the grounds that chalking her tires...

By Phyllis Pollack
Dispute Resolution in the Post Babel Era author.

Dispute Resolution in the Post Babel Era

What is the Post Babel Era? The narrative of the tower of Babel is an etiology or explanation of a...

By Robert Bergman
Conflict Management and Political Behaviour around the World author.

Conflict Management and Political Behaviour around the World

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
Positive and Negative Emotions in Conflict author.

Positive and Negative Emotions in Conflict

When we think about the kinds of emotions people experience in conflict, we usually think of negative ones like anger...

By Samantha Hardy

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