A Conflict Experiment – October 15, 2015
in the +15 between Gulf Canada Square and Bankers Hall
7:30 -10:30 am
Got Workplace Conflict? You are not the only one. To mark Conflict Resolution day on October 15th, The Workplace Fairness Institute will host an event in the +15. Stop by our table in Gulf Canada Square on your way to work and take part in our experiment to explore the causes of and solutions to workplace conflict through our highly interactive display.
“I often work between meetings in common areas of the downtown core. I hear many employee conversations focused on conflict in the workplace and wonder how much time is spent on these issues and the resulting inefficiencies in organizational performance” comments Don Frehlich, an employee in Calgary.
Conflict Resolution Day was started in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution in the United States to raise public awareness of creative and peaceful means of resolving conflict and now groups around the world hold events to mark Conflict Resolution Day. Conflict Resolution Day is held on the third Thursday in October every year.
The Workplace Fairness Institute (WFI) is a Canadian company focused on affecting organizational culture through collaboration, communication and proactivity in managing conflict. Workplace Fairness recognizes that equity of concern and respect for each employee when managing conflict influences employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, change management, productive working relationships, efficiency and innovation, health and wellness and the organization’s reputation.
Rather than adopting traditional approaches to solving workplace complaints, such as taking disciplinary action or hoping the issue will simply go away, the WFI offers employers and employees a way forward. Their goal is to prevent existing workplace fairness issues from triggering a costly fall out that affects productivity, employee engagement and company culture. It’s a sentiment echoed by Blaine Donais, President and Founder of WFI: “Businesses can’t afford to let workplace fairness issues create long-standing problems within their organization: the WFI is here to get employers and employees on the same page when it comes to mutual respect, trust and productivity.”