3 Rs of Dispute Resolution



DisputeDisputes are inevitable any time you are working with people to produce significant results. What is not inevitable is dreading or delaying the confrontation required to resolve the conflict. Here’s how to get it over within one conversation.

My 3 Rs of dispute resolution are:

  1. Relationship,
  2. Responsibility, and
  3. Request

RELATIONSHIP: Early in the conversation, state plainly the quality of the relationship you want to have with the person. Invite the other person to declare their intentions, too. A client once said to me, “I hope when we’re through negotiating this and we (more…)