Workplace conflicts - creating a team building workplace and resolving workplace conflicts
You’re tasked to produce results. The company is moving forward with complex new initiatives and programs, and the anxiety among your team is palpable. Already, resistance is forming in a visible slowdown of production, more personality workplace conflicts, and contention with your management team.
Workplace conflict is rising. The Great Recession is creating an enormous amount of change in today’s workplace, with the stress of economic uncertainty, increased global competition, and a more demanding environment all leading to workplace conflict and at times a toxic workplace.
Solving these challenges is not easy, and your hard efforts to communicate, encourage, and manage change is not working as you would like. No corporate mission statement, bylaws, or policy manual has the solution.
In a hostile work environment or toxic workplace, unresolved problems will continue to build. And you are tasked with resolving these conflicts and moving the organization forward. But it seems an uphill battle.
Jorgensen Leadership Center & conflict resolution
The Jorgensen Leadership Center is here to help you create the solution and provide powerful conflict resolution. Ray Jorgensen has spend 30 years helping corporations cut through social and organizational logjams that reduce efficiency, slow down progress, and create anxiety. Using a powerful blend of techniques including conversational leadership, and the use of “safely dangerous space”, Dr. Jorgensen helps leaders learn to overcome workplace conflicts and function smoothly once again.
Curious what these terms mean in a practical sense? Talk to us, set up a keynote, and see the transformation for yourself.
It’s not life or death? It could be, and we will help
A big part of how Ray Jorgensen and his team operates is to use the universal, ancient, human power of storytelling to help keynote and consulting participants begin to open up their thinking and find solutions to seemingly-overwhelming workplace conflicts. So let us tell you a story about how Ray entered the consulting field and why.
On a clear, blue, perfect Florida day in January 1986, Ray had just completed his rounds through Charlotte High School, making sure the kids were in class, and everything was running smooth. After all, as the principal, it was his leadership responsibility to make sure expectations were communicated well, and followed up on. And that day, things seemed to be running just right. The front office was buzzing with activity, and Ray took a few minutes to watch NASA’s latest shuttle launch on his office TV.
Shuttle launches weren’t novel to folks in the area. But Ray watched because a friend of his — whom he had met at a teacher’s conference, was riding on the shuttle. Her name was Christa McAuliffe, teacher of the year from New Hampshire, and she was a teacher heading into space. Ray could not have been prouder for his friend.
What happened next shattered his world, and the world of many other people. The shuttle Challenger exploded as viewers helplessly watched. He later wrote “There was a refusal to believe what was surely impossible, as if such a tragedy could not occur under the protective gaze of all of us who were watching.”
In the coming months, as the investigations began and the cause of the shuttle explosion was revealed, his life’s work was defined. The investigation revealed many things: the O-ring seal that failed, a bad hatch closing fixtures, weather delays, and more. But what shook Ray to his core was the revelation that the majority engineers, when asked by auditors, said the shuttle should not have been launched. Yet they were unable to convey their concerns up to management, who had come to believe their own exaggerations about the reliability of the product.
Ray later wrote “As a leader, I was astounded at this revelation. I have been in professional settings where speaking out was at the very least not encouraged—sometimes openly discouraged—so my shock was not that those engineers worked in such conditions. Rather, for the first time it struck me (in a most physical sense as well as the figurative sense) that when we allow voices to be silenced, lives are at stake.”
Yes, JLC does deal with life-or-death matters. So imagine how we can help your company overcome any leadership challenge possible. Find out now – meet with Ray for a 90-minute keynote that will absolutely transform your participants; or take your organization to the next level with an all-day session.
Either way, be prepared to be transformed.