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February 27, 2017

Why Corporations Benefit from Conflict Resolution

Healthy conflict can be advantageous in the workplace, where employees are naturally going to disagree on major concepts and ideas. Conflict itself should not be stamped out, but rather, handled in a healthy, constructive manner. An integral part of becoming a mediator with Abilene Christian University’s Master’s in Conflict Resolution involves learning the importance of […]

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February 27, 2017

How Technology Could Be Accelerating Conflicts at Work

Workplace conflict has evolved right alongside the technologies that fuel that conflict. Today’s employees–and their supervisors–largely bicker over email and internal office messaging services, while others broadcast conflicts on social media. It is up to mediators and executives to be aware of the following ways that technology accelerates workplace conflicts: Incorrect Interpretation of Messages Email, […]

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February 27, 2017

Ethical Concerns in Conflict Resolution

From everyday workplace disagreements to heated litigation, conflict is an integral part of today’s corporate culture. When approached in a positive, constructive manner, conflict can prove surprisingly beneficial, alerting involved parties to issues that might otherwise linger and prevent an organization from achieving its true potential. When conflict resolution is handled incorrectly or unethically, even […]

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February 27, 2017

3 Ways to Manage Conflict in a Cross-Cultural Environment

Diversity in the workplace is valuable, but it can lead to numerous cultural clashes. From opposing viewpoints to different communication styles, a variety of sources of conflict can promote a culture of negativity, thereby harming productivity and the company’s bottom line. As you pursue your Master’s in Conflict Resolution, you’re on a path to gaining […]

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February 27, 2017

4 Ways Conflict Management Systems Lead to Higher Profits

Constructive conflict in the workplace can lead to valuable new ideas and greater motivation to achieve company goals, but conflicts that become bitter and overly personal may lead to significant losses in productivity and a compromised bottom line. If you’re interested in or are already pursuing a Conflict Resolution Degree, it’s important to understand how […]

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January 26, 2017

3 NGOs that Specialize in Conflict Resolution

Getting a master’s in conflict resolution can lead to careers in many fields. While it can help you get a job as an ombudsman or conciliator here in the states, conflict resolution strategies are also crucial to many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that attempt to keep the peace in foreign countries while distributing humanitarian aid. Some […]

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January 26, 2017

Examples of Conflict Resolution Careers in the Public and Private Sectors

A higher degree in conflict resolution falls under the “Master of Arts” category—a fact that will come as no surprise to anyone who has attempted to quell an argument between two colleagues. Conflict resolution is indeed an art, requiring discipline, insight and expert training. As a career, conflict resolution is both keenly rewarding and highly […]

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January 26, 2017

Study Peacebuilding: Make a Difference with Conflict Resolution

Of the many areas and professions that require conflict resolution as a part of day to day protocol, none may be as important as international diplomacy. While we need conflict resolution in order to run our businesses effectively and keep universities across the country from engaging in thousands more lawsuits each year, the world needs […]

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January 26, 2017

How to Upgrade Your Career with Conflict Resolution Training

Teambuilding exercises, cultural branding and company retreats are all well and good. But workers in today’s corporate environment often find themselves at a loss when it comes to conflict resolution. The truth is that no amount of positive reinforcement can entirely eliminate conflict from the workplace. In fact, conflict is often a sign of positive […]

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March 22, 2016

5 Strategies for Conflict Resolution

When conflicts arise, it's easy to get caught up in the minutiae and get carried away by emotion.

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February 24, 2016

5 Reasons to Master Conflict Resolution

Anytime two or more people work on something together, whether it's at home, in school, or in the workplace, the potential for conflict is there.

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August 25, 2015

Top Ways to Use Your Conflict Resolution Degree

Graduates with certain academic degrees can be fairly certain of the field they're going to work in.

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March 22, 2015

Common Workplace Conflicts and How to Handle Them

Conflict in the workplace is common. Whenever you have a group of people who interact with each other several hours each week, there are bound to be disagreements.

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March 5, 2015

The 6 Keys to Dispute Resolution

As a dispute mediator, you will need to rely on some effective tools of the trade.

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March 2, 2015

The Main Principles of Negotiation and Mediation

If you’re interested in becoming a conflict mediator, it’s important to understand the basic principles of negotiation and mediation that successful mediators must master.

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