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Why us?

Conflict Resolution

At Kōwhai Trade Services, we understand that conflicts and challenges can arise in the world of trades. From miscommunications and project delays to differing world views, resolving these issues efficiently is crucial to ensure smooth operations and maintain positive relationships within teams. That's where our expertise in conflict resolution comes in.

Why Conflict Resolution Matters

In the fast-paced and demanding field of trades, conflicts can hinder progress, compromise project timelines, and impact overall productivity. Unresolved disputes can lead to frustration, financial losses, and damage to professional reputations. Therefore, having a reliable conflict resolution process is essential to safeguard your projects and maintain a harmonious working environment.

Why develop a strategic plan?

Why should you use an external facilitator?

How do we help with conflict resolution

  1. Expert Mediation: Our skilled team of professionals specialise in mediation, offering a neutral and impartial perspective to understand the root causes of conflicts. We facilitate open communication between parties, allowing them to express their concerns and grievances effectively.
     

  2. Efficient Problem-Solving: Kōwhai has years of experience linked to the trades industry, therefore we possess in-depth knowledge of common challenges that can arise. Our team is adept at devising practical and effective solutions to address conflicts promptly, preventing them from escalating further.
     

  3. Customised Approach: Each situation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to conflict resolution. At Kōwhai Trade Services, we tailor our approach to suit the specific needs and preferences of the parties involved, ensuring a more personalised and successful resolution.
     

  4. Preservation of Relationships: We understand the value of long-term relationships in the trades industry. Our focus is not just on resolving conflicts but also on preserving valuable partnerships for the future.

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Enlisting the assistance of an external facilitator in conflict resolution brings invaluable objectivity, expertise, and inclusivity to the process, fostering open communication, building consensus, and ensuring successful resolutions.

Benefits of using an external facilitator in conflict resolution:

  • Neutrality and Impartiality: Facilitators provide an unbiased perspective, promoting fair treatment and equal opportunities for all parties to express their concerns.

  • Expertise in Conflict Resolution: External facilitators possess specialised skills to identify underlying issues and guide parties towards mutually agreeable solutions.

  • Enhanced Communication and Respectful Atmosphere: Their professionalism creates an atmosphere of respect, encouraging open and honest dialogue among conflicting parties.

  • Ensuring Inclusivity and Participation: Facilitators engage all stakeholders, fostering inclusivity and generating diverse insights and ideas.

  • Building Consensus and Alignment: They guide parties collaboratively towards shared goals and objectives, enhancing commitment to successful resolutions.

Why develop a strategic plan?
Why use an external facilitator?

What is our process?

KTS meets with business owners and/or managers to discuss the current conflict and the goal desired from conflict resolution.

A KTS facilitator meets individually with all members of the team to explore team dynamics and history.

KTS facilitators decide on the format of the conflict resolution, this could be through mediation or a facilitated group session. The facilitators will then develop the appropriate activities and resources and identify processes for reaching decisions and resolving conflicts.​

The session is then undertaken.

KTS meet again with the leadership team for feedback and outline suggested next steps based on the outcome of the session.

What is our process?

Kōwhai Trade Services operates under the umbrella company Kōwhai Services working with clients across New Zealand in personal and corporate capacities, with our offices based in Wellington.

Contact Information

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Phone numbers: 021535707
Email:  office@kowhaitradeservices.com
Head Office: 32 Somes Crescent, Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
We are always happy to answer your questions. If you happen to contact us outside of our business hours, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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