Resolve conflict before it escalates to disaster

Photo credits to Behance and The Danish Center for Conflict Resolution

Along the way, I have seen and witnessed several cases of severe conflicts that escalated into failures in functionalities and organizations.

Things could get ugly.

The main cause of conflict is disagreement.

A person receives information (be it visually, verbally etc) by lenses of

  • education background
  • culture
  • family upbringing
  • life experience

Through these lenses, the mind processes information and alters the message differently.

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Recently we had a project presentation competition. The engineers compiled their kaizen activities and delivered their results in a 15-minute presentation.

One thing presenters often forget is that the presentation is never about them. It is about the audience (what’s in it for me?). As presenters, you want to share an idea for a reason, often to convince them about something.

Continue reading “Revealing the first important thing you can do to deliver a successful presentation”

Introducing Afzan Mentor

For as long as I have known, I enjoy sharing knowledge with people.

Be it on my hobbies (cooking, baking, travelling), or my recent read books or movies. When I was doing my degree in Japan, I had blogs to share my experiences with family and friends. I wrote about that new pie restaurant I went to with Kayo-san that had that lovely blueberry pie, and about my fun trip climbing Mount Fuji with my besties, and even about how my university looked during the peak white winter season.

Those were fun days.

Fast forward a decade later, I am in the manufacturing industry, managing a team of engineers and technicians. Throughout my career, I’ve experienced a lot of ups and downs, read books about management and related, and met with some great people along the way. Continue reading “Introducing Afzan Mentor”

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