Monday, April 25, 2016

Brain and Conflict

Conflict happens everywhere and at some level it will always be part of life on this planet. Naturally, part of a conflict is often defining what conflict means, which naturally differs for differing brains. The Miriam Webster Dictionary defines conflict as: strong disagreement between people that results in often angry argument; a difference in ideas, feelings, or perception that prevents agreement; or a struggle for something such as power, control, property, etc. And conflict is expensive in any number of ways. For example:  In the home it contributes to stress, illness and disease, violence, addictions, divorce, and even murder. In schools and churches it decreases spirituality, burns out teachers and clergy, and triggers misunderstandings that can split entire organizations. In the workplace, US State News 8-19-06 reported that managers spend eighteen percent of their time managing employee conflicts (up from nine percent in 1996).

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