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Conflict Resolution Reports
Resolving Conflict” discusses why conflict occurs and what a leader can do to resolve it. This product consists of four parts:
Conflict – where it comes from and how to deal with it
Whilst it’s true that good governance will help co-operatives avoid many of the conflicts which can arise when a group of people work together, it’s also important to think about how we behave within the systems and processes of governance, using co-operative skills to improve communication, meetings and decision-making.
communication skills in conflect resolution
In this booklet we start by outlining some basic communication concepts. We then look at steps we can take to improve communication, including avoiding misunderstandings that arise from assumptions based on cultural or gender differences. We return to the importance of being assertive for good communication, and how the co-operative will benefit from maximum participation by members.
meeting and decision making
It is not easy to stand up for what is right, especially when everyone else is afraid to leave the comfortable path of conformity.
Organizational growth and development
Booklet 4 explores the tensions that can arise as a co-operative develops and identifies tools, techniques and approaches which will help as the co-operative experiences growth and change. It looks at managing change, policies and procedures to address issues such as recruitment, induction and appraisals or personal reviews. It also looks at growth and alternatives to growth as well as a summary of tools to facilitate participative strategic planning
role and responsibility of board in conflicts
This booklet describes ways in which misunderstandings or unchecked assumptions about the role and responsibilities of the board can result in organizational conflict. We suggest how to prevent or minimize such conflicts through clarifying the role of the board, identifying key responsibilities and understanding how the board functions.
Ideally, boards and homeowners would work together without incident and neighbors get along without friction – but anyone who’s served on a board knows that sooner or later, conflicts arise. Oftentimes, the association asks a homeowner to change their behavior or comply with an established procedure. Or a homeowner requests that the board take a specific action that violates the covenants. While you can’t always control how conflicts begin, the board’s response can influence whether disputes end with a successful resolution or a costly lawsuit.
What about housing
Our nation’s legacy of economically and racially exclusionary policies has resulted in segregated cities and suburbs all across the U.S. For example, redlining policies upheld by the Federal Reserve Bank from 1934 to 1968 disallowed conventional mortgage lending in communities of color. To this day, the impacts of inequality and segregation weigh heavily in neighborhoods in every corner of the country. Meanwhile, rising rents and sales prices have dramatically outpaced wage growth. Today, people of all types are struggling to keep up with monthly housing expenses. In fact, the U.S. Census tells us that about one-third of the population is now housing-cost burdened.