Bridging Differences: The Path of Collaboration

Bridging Differences: The Path of Collaboration

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A collaboration tool for couples, parents, and business; includes a step-by-step guide and video demonstration.

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Bridging Differences is a powerful tool that builds results in a win-win outcome and offers a process that honors each difference while discovering alignment and connection. In purchasing this tool, you will receive a demonstration of the process as well as a written step-by-step guide.

Collaboration is one of the greatest challenges in relationships. Most people experience collaboration as compromise, and compromise as a form of giving in. Bridging differences, however, is a win-win experience, often resulting in a better option than either person could come up with on their own. Finding meaningful possibilities and gaining power through working together is much more rewarding than “getting my way.” Here is a simple and powerful process to bridge differences.
1. Clarify each person’s perspective; spell out the difference you are
intending to bridge.
2. Explore your common ground and discover a sense of alignment. This
step is crucial!
 Name as many pieces of commonality as possible
 It can be as basic as agreeing that you both want to bridge the
difference

3. Create as many options as you can that build on the common ground
and incorporate each of your perspectives. Keep trying until you find one or more options that are a possibility for each of you. If you are having trouble finding any options, try this: go with an option that reflects only one person’s outlook. Try it as an experiment. Then, for an equal amount of time, switch to the other person’s perspective as an experiment. After both have been tried, talk about what worked and didn’t work to see if an “our way” emerges.

Getting stuck can happen. If you didn’t find ANY common ground or an option that would work even partially, one possibility is to give the process more time, and in the meantime, reflect upon your readiness and willingness to collaborate with the other person for a meaningful resolution. This may provide insight in terms of your own resistance which may be interfering with the process.

A collaboration tool for couples, parents, and business; includes a step-by-step guide and video demonstration.