Thoughts and Insights by Michael Gregory

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January 24th, 2022

This is why you want to try online or virtual mediation

Very simply mediation is a process whereby a third party assists the parties to develop a resolution that both parties can agree upon. The mediator is a trained neutral in contention. The mediator helps the parties expand their horizons from looking at the problem with a narrow focus and instead helps the parties look at the issues more broadly. This helps the parties develop a solution that both parties either like or can live with going forward. Advantages have been found with virtual mediation over face-to-face mediations. This article explores the advantages of using online or virtual mediation.

January 24th, 2022

Alternative Dispute Resolution - Unbiased Ways to Resolve Disputes Efficiently

Disputes in the workplace are quite common! But ignoring them only makes things worse.

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January 21st, 2022

January 21, 2022, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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January 17th, 2022

Mediation and conflict resolution with business valuations

This commentary introduces you to alternative dispute resolution and then focuses on mediation and the application of mediation to resolve conflicts. Mediation can save significant time, money, resources, emotional toil, and physical toil on the participants leading to closure. Mediation is confidential, the parties make the decisions, the mediator remains neutral relative to the parties, if there is an agreement, the mediator writes up what the parties agreed to for closure. The terms of the agreement can be followed up legally after the session to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

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January 14th, 2022

January 14, 2022, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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January 10th, 2022

Consider age differences, and various tools to enhance collaboration

Did you realize that 75% of employees regard collaboration at work to be important? With more people working remotely, what are you doing to promote collaboration with your team whether remote or on site? Collaboration drives productivity, team building, customer service, and employee satisfaction. This article explores some tools to help you and your team be more collaborative going forward whether you are together on site, working at home or offsite, or some hybrid situation.

January 7th, 2022

January 7, 2022, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

    Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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January 3rd, 2022

Hire right, take actions timely, reduce conflict, and promote collaboration

The best places to work create a collaborative, peaceful, and supportive workplace for their employees. However, no matter what conflict arises. As a leader it is up to you to handle conflict in your organization. So, how do you deal with conflict in the workplace? You need some strategies and approaches. How can you build a stronger sense of team, inspire deeper understanding, and empathy between team members? When you do you enhance retention and keep the best and brightest on board because they want to contribute to your mission and collaborate.

December 29th, 2021

How to Work With Difficult People In A Workplace Or Organization

Concentrate on the action you can take to move forward with the situation. Stay positive, calm,  and focused on the problem. Be gentle on the people around you.

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December 27th, 2021

Insights for providing solutions to complex problems

What is a solution provider versus a problem solver? A problem solver addresses a specific problem or issue. A solution provider asks a lot more questions to get to the root cause and may uncover several other problems on the way to providing a solution that is much broader in scope than first intended. The solution provider works to address the initial problem, but typically adds more value by helping find solutions beyond the initial scope of the assignment.

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