Apply the 7 Principles to Create Civility in Your Workplace

Workplace Conflict Created by Polarization

Workplace conflict created by polarization is unproductive which is reflected in the following statistics:

  • U.S. companies spend $223 billion dollars annually addressing toxic workplace issues caused by political conflicts
  • 53% of workers limit social interactions with coworkers because of differing political beliefs
  • 12 % of all employees say they’ve left jobs because they were treated badly
  • Fortune 1000 executives spend roughly seven weeks per year resolving employee conflicts

High Cost of Polarization

Workplace conflict created by polarization results in: 

  • Negative responses from customers and clients 
  • Lost work time and productivity 
  • High turnover 
  • Work avoidance 
  • Decreased feelings of cooperation and teamwork 
  • Health costs due to stress 
  • Legal costs due to litigation

Increase Your Company’s Productivity

In the scientifically based Reducing Workplace Polarization Program, you will learn how you can apply the Balanced Business Paradigm’s 7 Principles that help clients apply a balanced way of thinking and a “Both-And” perspective which broadens and deepens their ability to effectively communicate with a person with opposing opinions.

  • 48% of employees intentionally decreased work effort 
  • 66% of respondents said their personal performance declined 
  • 78% said their commitment to the organization declined 

Consensus-Building Process

The Balanced Business Paradigm’s Program presents a balanced way of thinking that allows clients to disagree without disrespecting someone. Balanced thinking incorporates the fact that one side of an argument is not the whole story since an alternative position is needed to make more robust decisions.

The expansive nature of balanced thinking opens a whole range of new ideas as well as possibilities that both clients and someone on the opposite side of any issue can explore. It also helps clients be centered through the consensus-building process.

Wisdom-Based Methodology

The wisdom-based decision-making steps’ methodology shows how to:

  • Fill in the void by creating a continuum of options
  • Apply the Power of Balance throughout the deliberation process 
  • Do scenario envisioning
  • Apply a skill that is the key to making successful decisions 
  • Create a tactical implementation plan 
  • Experience peace of mind knowing that they have made the best possible decision and did their best to build consensus