Cats and Dogs


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.

One thought on “Cats and Dogs

  1. I read in a fascinating book about animal communication that sometimes dogs and cats don’t get along because their communication has opposite meanings to the two species. I wonder if that’s sort of true when humans don’t get along.


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