Workplace conflict in Australia is estimated to cost between $6-12 billion annually.Some 30 percent of a typical manager's time is spent dealing with disputes and conflicts.On the surface you wouldn't know it, but this problem is endemic and runs deep within organizations. We have created a fourfold solution that allows employees to address conflict and... Continue Reading →
One-size-fits-all Solution for Infringements in Teams
In soccer, there are 17 rules that players should adhere to if they wish to compete. In the workplace, there are a similar number of rules for behavior that a team member should adhere to for the organization to run smoothly. In soccer, on average, two teams will have between 20 to 30 infringements during... Continue Reading →
Fighting Hidden Conflict Resolution
Malicious gossip is the scourge of most organizations. It is usually how most individuals in organizations deal with their minor conflicts. Also referred to as backbiting, badmouthing, venting or backstabbing, it can only exist if we do it in secret. It's our hidden conflict resolution and so ubiquitous that we don't even seem to notice... Continue Reading →
Exposing Founder Conflict Using SpatzAI
What we thought was a minor spat at the time turned out to be an ongoing major conflict that is still unresolved to this day. I guess you could say it was a conflict in disguise.
Conflicts in Disguise
We should be able to test and resolve all of our spats to ensure that they are not the more severe dispute or conflict. Let's try to resolve all our minor team spats mainly because some of these spats could be conflicts in disguise and ultimately could be responsible for causing the the next startup team to fail.
Code of Misconduct
We are all conductors in a team, I believe. Like electricity conductors, only in our case we are conductors of information and may be very similar to nodes in a network. And the network suffers when we have a mis-conduction between two team members caused by a misconduct.
AI Information Conductor
Firstly I think an essential part of a code of conduct is what happens when there is a violation of the code and company ethics. A "misconduct," if you will. I refer you to the article, defining a code of conduct. Maybe the code of conduct should be called a "code of misconduct," ha!
Risk-taking Vs Naysaying
Amy Edmondson defines psychological safety as "a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking." In a nutshell, for a team to speak up, take risks, and share radical ideas, they will need to feel protected from so-called naysaying behavior. I don't think the problem is going to be fixed by creating “a shared belief... Continue Reading →
How to Train a Robot (or person) to Behave
How would a machine learn to behave civilly in a team environment? No real knowledge in this area, but this is how I would wing it. How about we create an algorithm. It would consist of a team member (anyone in the team can be the trainer) using Step 1. Verbal Caution of the robot,... Continue Reading →
Manual Machine Moderator
Machine moderators may be used in the pre-moderation stage to flag content for review by humans. This would increase moderation accuracy and improve the pre-moderation stage.