White Papers

 

The Art of Resolution:

The transformation of conflict into a creative, empowered experience is no easy task. Many books have been written about it and many models have been created to guide people and organizations through the quagmire. The process presented in this paper is designed to create distinctions that support navigating successfully through rough seas.

OD and Generational Differences

Diversity of all kinds within organizations contributes to both personal and organizational agility…a critical characteristic for thriving in a rapidly changing world. It is these differences that most profoundly demonstrate how beliefs, values, and assumptions are formed based on external influences of the time. In addition to discussing the shaping of each of the four generations in the workplace, this paper explores the way in which generational differences affect the connection between human systems and organizational structures and processes.

Ethical decision making

This paper delves into the correlation between self-awareness and ethical decision Using emotional intelligence as the model for developing self-awareness and moral reasoning as the measure of ethical behavior, the paper presents the research supporting the way in which they are intertwined.  It also examines gender differences as they pertain to emotional intelligence and moral reasoning.

Why We Should Still Be Afraid of the Fairy Tales Our Parents Read to Us

This is a tongue and cheek look with serious overtones of the way in which fairy tales shape women's psyche. The paper dissects Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and exposes the messages that contribute to self-limiting stories women often experience. While the article focuses primarily of Snow White and her wicked stepmother, there are interesting messages about the role of men as the rescuer and protector. Reading Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the likes will never be the same.

There's an Elephant in the Room

Gender differences is yet another iteration of diversity in the workplace along with generational differences. It is frequently talked about behind closed doors, but considered a taboo topic for public discussion. To stereotype the behavior of women and men is dangerous; to ignore these differences can impede communication. This paper suggests that, just as with social styles or generational differences, men and women generally have differences in the way they communicate. Some of these differences are highlighted in this paper with suggestions for effectively managing them in the workplace.