Conflict Resolution Strategy: Re-framing Conflict

My favorite living artist is Howard Hodgkin. He makes me see the world differently, especially when I am drawn into one of his large pictures in a gallery.

In particular I like the way he draws attention to the way we frame how we see reality. Once we notice our frames, we realize that ‘we see the world as we are not as it is’ as the Torah puts it. And this is an invaluable insight for all conflict work: there is my frame of the conflict reality and the other side’s frame and we need to understand both. Here is an example of his work:

Advertisements

About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
This entry was posted in Conflict Art, Creativity and Conflict, PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CREATIVE STRATEGIES, Uncategorized, Ways to handle conflict. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s