From the blog of Nancy Hudgins
One aspect of diversity which is sometimes overlooked is age. Phyllis Beck Kritek, in her provocative presentation at the ADRNC annual conference earlier this year, got all of us thinking about age. She included the table above in her handouts. While it focuses on age differences in how people approach their jobs, it is an insightful and useful tool to remind us that age affects how we look at the world. This is especially a good reminder for me, as my default thinking is that (of course) everyone else thinks just the way I do.
In preparing for your next negotiation, remember to think about the other side’s age and concomitant worldview. It may challenge you to prepare your arguments in a more enlightened way.
James Coben talks about concerns he has within the field that include systems designs that force people into mediation and a lack of transparency from the mediator to the parties.By James Coben