Solving workplace conflict starts with self-awareness

Getting to the root of problems means understanding everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, including one’s own  Originally published in: Canadian HR Reporter November 8, 2004 Dealing with office conflict is one of those management tasks with high risks, low rewards and seemingly no end in sight. Negative patterns can develop despite a manager’s best efforts. Standard […]

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Simulations: The next generation of online learning for negotiation

Negotiation is often overlooked in professional training because people think that since they’ve been negotiating every day of their lives, they have become good at it. We write notes every day yet if we look at our current handwriting, few of us would say that it has improved over the years. Negotiation is both an […]

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Finding an easier way to settle disputes

by Carmel Haynes The legal fraternity in Barbados is being encouraged to look for a less litigious way of settling legal disputes. Through a four-day workshop on alternative dispute resolution, members of the judiciary and local Bar Association are being sensitised to the integration of mediation into the civil justice system. Natalie Johnson, acting programme […]

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Not all conflict bad

The Barbados Advocate Visiting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems design specialist Allan Stitt showed local departmental heads yesterday, that while some persons view conflict in a negative light, there are actually quite a few benefits that can be identified. These observations were made when participants from various governmental organizations, got a first hand look at […]

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Feedback versus criticism

To optimize the performance of the team, a manager has to let the team members know what is expected of them. The broad guidelines given at the beginning of an assignment may not be enough to ensure a smooth flow. By providing periodic assessments and timely feedback to team members there is a greater likelihood […]

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Judicial Alternative

By: Linda Branch, The Barbados Advocate Mediation as an alternative means of settling disputes will become part of Barbados’ judicial landscape in the near future in an effort to save time and money, a judiciary representative said yesterday. “We haven’t made the decision yet as to whether it will be compulsory or not, but there […]

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ADR Workshop in Nassau

By: LaKEISHA McSWEENEY Guardian Staff Reporter Endeavouring to develop new ways to resolve conflict at the bargaining table is the main objective of the first of its kind Alternative Dispute Resolution. The five-day conference being held in conjunction with the University of Windsor Law Faculty / Stitt Feld Handy Group got underway on Monday at […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ethiopia

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Woubshet Ayele, Secretary General of the Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (the “EACC”). Mr. Ayele is a former member of Ethiopia’s High Court judiciary and an experienced general practitioner. He held various legal positions with both the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice and as in-house counsel for a […]

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A peacemaker goes to school

Iraqi trains in a Toronto business course for a mediation mission in his homeland By MARINA JIMÉNEZ (Globe and Mail) Thair Karim Ismail, an Iraqi human-rights activist, is learning the art of negotiation and mediation in a Toronto boardroom. Tear sheets with catch phrases scrawled in magic marker cover the walls of this workshop on […]

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The Stitt Feld Handy Group award recipient at the fifth annual Canadian New Media awards

The industry’s most prominent advocates and entrepreneurs awarded on May 30th Toronto, June 22, 2005– Stitt Feld Handy Group, has been recognized as one of Canada’s new media leaders. The Stitt Feld Handy Group was awarded a prestigious Pixel award in recognition of your significant achievements in new media over the past year in “Excellence […]

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