Jurassic Park sequels are more than just a good time. Along with the interesting beasts and scary chases you can pick up valuable lessons on conflict resolution so that you can enjoy a stress-free home business.
After all, some negotiating principles are the same whether you’re trying to agree on how to outrun a pack of raptors or outsource your WordPress blog. Try these tips that have been helping to settle differences since the last ice age.
When will InGen learn? They keep bringing in meaner mercenaries and bigger weapons when the dinosaurs rebel against being pushed around. Treating others with respect helps to prevent conflict when building your home business.
Listen closely. Start by paying attention to what others have to say. Trying to understand their position will help you find common ground. Ask relevant questions and restate what others say to ensure you’re on the same page.
Share information. Show others that you’re willing to trust them by being transparent. Disclose as much as you can about pertinent facts and your own motivation.
Offer compromises. You’ll enjoy deeper satisfaction and create more stability if you search for solutions that each party can feel good about. Be willing to let go of some things you want if it helps the interested parties.
Stay calm. Anger and blame interfere with progress. Take a break if you need to cool off. You can assert your needs while being civil and tactful. Staying cool helps you to look more confident and capable.
Reach Out for Help
When you’re having a friendly argument with an Indominus Rex, you might need to call in someone with more teeth. With a little luck, you’ll be able to find team members who are less unruly than a T-Rex.
Consult experts. Impartial observers and skilled negotiators may help you uncover new options if you’re at an impasse. A fresh set of eyes can remind you that there are usually many solutions to a challenge if you’re flexible and creative.
Express gratitude. Think of conflicts as opportunities to grow instead of feeling threatened. Thank the other participants for their efforts to help move things forward.
Conflicts often start when we care more about getting what we want instead of facing the truth or considering the welfare of others. If you can’t control ordinary dinosaurs, you’re probably going to run into trouble if you genetically modify them to become bigger and scarier.
Aim for realistic goals. Ambitious targets can be inspiring as long as they’re still within reach. Make the most of your resources by sticking to projects that allow you to deliver results. Others will be more likely to support you if they see that you have an impressive track record.
Set priorities. Even when you have a valid case, you need to pick your battles. Keep your eye on the big picture. Ask yourself if you’d rather prove you’re right or hold onto an important relationship.
Dinosaurs ruled the earth for a lot longer than humans have been around, so it makes sense that they might know something about how to live peacefully with each other. Face conflicts head on, and work together to develop agreements that stand up to the test of time.
Rachale Kelley helps moms who have children with physical and mental challenges pursue their dreams. She believes every parent should have a way to escape their 9-5 and access to systems and strategies that will keep them from becoming overwhelmed in the process so that they can have more time freedom with their family and less time being overwhelmed.
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