Three ways to avoid groupthink

Three ways to avoid groupthink

This week’s guest blogger is Kiana Thomas, Humanergy’s former intern and current young professional. Watching the movie 12 Angry Men, I realized how big a role groupthink plays in decision making, and how important it is to avoid its pitfalls. I have...
Subterranean conflict

Subterranean conflict

Luis had finally had it. After months of feeling under attack by Josie, he called in sick for the third time that month. Feeling exhausted and drained, he began to compose his letter of resignation. When poorly managed or left to escalate, conflict has a tremendous...
Can you really let it go?

Can you really let it go?

Over the past couple of years, Humanergy has engaged in some spirited discussion around this question: When you have a┬áconflict with someone, can you really just “let it go?” Or, if something bugs you, should you address it every time? Jeanne Brett in...
Judge not

Judge not

“I can’t believe that Jeff didn’t post the training schedule AGAIN,” Janice remarked with disgust. “He’s been told, and he just refuses to do it!” Conflicts are a part of everyday life, and the workplace is no exception. It...