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Me-time or you-time?

Making time for other people can help them and you, says Tania Coke. We hear a lot these days about the importance of me-time. I’m all for it. My idea of me-time would be going to bed with a good book and a cup of tea or sitting in a café and writing my diary. These […]

Category: Training Journal | Tuesday 26 March 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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How to manage workplace conflict

Six tips can help you handle disagreements early and effectively. By Cheryl Meyer 27 February 2019 It is inevitable that disputes will arise in any workplace. But conflict – or the art of defusing it – can also set in motion new ideas, creativity, and development. “It can lead people to a fuller understanding of […]

Category: Financial Management | Monday 18 March 2019 | Author: Alice Mitchell
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The need for upskilling your ‘first responders’ at work

Tania Coke, Senior Mediation Consultant, Consensio, discusses the importance of upskilling line managers with conflict management training. In cases of interpersonal emergency – when workplace conflict erupts – line managers are usually first on the scene. You could think of them as the organisation’s conflict ‘first responders.’ They have the opportunity to provide emergency first aid […]

Category: Employer News | Friday 4 January 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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Mediating cross-cultural conflict

In Japan, interpersonal relations are governed by the notion of “wa”. According to this philosophy, individuals are expected to prioritise the harmony of the group over their own personal interests. They do this by “reading the air” (kuuki wo yomu), to sense the collective feeling in the group and then choosing their words and actions […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Wednesday 2 January 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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Why it’s time to humanise the workplace

How often do you have meaningful conversations with colleagues at work? If the answer is ‘rarely’, then find out why it’s time to make a positive, conscious change in the way you approach workplace relationships. Mental health seems to be top of the HR agenda at the moment. This is thanks in part to the efforts of Prince William and others […]

Category: HR Zone | Friday 30 November 2018 | Author: Tania Coke
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