Oh, the Power of the Almighty Word…
Why is it when we’re embroiled in misunderstandings or high conflict situations we either say the wrong thing, alienating others, or out of fear, we say nothing at all? Boise Mediator Sherry Gorrell understands how difficult it can be.
Having a neutral person mediate or facilitate an emotional or high stake discussion encourages:
- EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL SAFETY;
- CLEAR & HONEST COMMUNICATION;
- POWER BALANCE;
- UNDERSTANDING; AND,
- ULTIMATELY, AGREEMENT.
How often do we go weeks, months, or even years without really dealing with our relationship issues? What are we afraid of? Do we wait until we can’t stand it any more and one of us leaves or we end up in Divorce Court? Consider having a safe conversation. (MEDIATION)
What about when a special project comes along and there are several people and interests involved who don’t see eye to eye. We will facilitate the discussion in a neutral, non biased, organized way–making sure that everyone is heard and understood; opportunities and risks are discussed and dealt with; time lines are committed to; and the processes are put in place for the project to move forward. Take yourself off the hot seat this time and call for help. (FACILITATION) (CONSTRUCTION PARTNERING)
How many weeks, months, or even years do we drag ourselves to a dysfunctional work environment? Many people aren’t happy and don’t trust each other and the blame game is in full swing. Managers blame employees, employees blame managers, or, each other. Nobody wants to deal with it because they are afraid and good people start leaving. (TEAM TRAINING)