This morning I had a conversation with a consultant who specializes in conflict resolution. In the course of providing me examples of her work, she told me about an animal rescue non-profit that almost dissolved itself because the people running it couldn’t work together. Apparently, they would have work-related disagreements and become very abusive. She observed that it was ironic that these people treated their pets better than they did each other.
So, when she held conflict resolution sessions she had them bring their pets along. And it worked. I thought that was very imaginative.