Conflict resolution with Inner Journey Method

Resolviendo conflictos

Conflicts are inevitable in any group of people working towards a common goal for a long time. Well managed, this is very positive for individual, collective and business growth, but it requires a series of infinite confrontations that entail tension and uncertainty, and that at the same time make change possible. Only movement leads to change. Change happens by evolution or by revolution. And conflicts are small (or big) revolutions.

Although this is known, there is a lot of fear of conflict. It shouldn't, because it has a deep purpose to reduce ambiguity and inconsistencies in experience and communication between people. A conflict is almost like a desperate cry: "I need you to understand me."
Usually in team problems we find some of these factors:

  • Lack of communication: coordination that is essential requires very good communication and trust (vs. hiding information, accusations, people who do not speak to each other ...)
  • Lack of identification with the common objective (not believing or not caring about the result, not making the objective or the goals set their own)
  • Lack of leadership (the leader must generate leaders who take responsibility)
  • Lack of prior definition of tasks and roles (including those of the boss, who must assume their own responsibilities) that generates complementarity

Why is Inner Journey Method different?
Our intervention addresses any of these circumstances using images, concepts and entertaining exercises that break the usual logic. Our method is different from other conventional methods because:

  1. Our dynamics quickly become a new language of communication. It is new for everyone, it equalizes all parties to the conflict.
  2. Generate conversations different from the usual ones. It does not allow the repetition of the speeches learned and the one with the most "lip" does not win.
  3. Attaches great importance to the assessment of individual differences. This generates recognition and calms the emotions of anger and irritability.
  4. Expand your view of the situation. Everyone involved acquires a greater perspective, which includes multiple ways of looking at things and is not threatening.
  5. It enables a visualization of a common future. In it, individual needs are collected - all members are committed, relationships and trust are strengthened.

At the same time that we intervene to improve team cohesion, leadership, individual responsibility and creativity are reinforced. And a word of warning: there can be side effects: more energy, reconnection with motivation and involvement, warmer and friendlier weather, better humor and creativity.