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Managing Polarities

Polarity management is helpful for handling some (not all) differences in Ethical Societies.  A polarity describes a situation where there are two poles, which are in some tension with each other, and where overstressing one will result in understressing the other. Rather than the typical problem-solving approach, which looks at both ideas and sees them as a choice for focus, polarity management looks at both poles as necessary and looks… Read More »

Managing Polarities and Conflict

related content:  “Managing” Polarities and Conflict People often have the idea that if they are in charge, they should fix everything. If there are “problem” groups or people, they should be shown the “right” way or removed. If there are two major factions in a society, they should be encouraged to form a joint compromise agenda. Such attitudes are based upon the assumptions that there is one right way to… Read More »