SF Conflict Management in Teams and in Organisations
Treasured Article Review by an SFiO Contributor
Sep 8, 2020
An Introduction to Fredrike Bannink
Introduced by Carey Glass
This choice of Treasured Article goes right back to the first publication of InterAction in May 2009; Solution Focused Conflict Management in Teams and in Organisations by Frederike Bannink.
Chosen for its elegance of description, it illuminates the Solution Focused approach to conflict resolution simply and clearly, provides a pure table of differences between Solution Focus and a problem-focused approach and is accompanied by a brief, easily followed case study.
Its elegant simplicity offers a perfect template for practitioners to follow. It provides wonderful insights, for example, reminding readers that usual approaches to conflict resolution such as negotiating, limit participants to what already exists rather than envisioning new possibilities.
It also possesses a realism, describing indications and contra-indications for using an SF approach.