Presented by Eric Sirotkin Lawyer, Educator, Mediator
Eric gave this talk at the Human Resource Management Association of New Mexico (HRMA) membership meeting, April 18, 2023 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM.
Eric Sirotkin is an internationally renowned human rights trial lawyer, mediator, and educator who advocates navigating conflict in ways that enhance health and well-being. He lectures nationally and internationally on ubuntu, legal wellness issues, and practices law and life in New Mexico.
What skills can we bring to the workforce to enhance the work life experience, increase productivity, and reduce conflict? Working together through conflict takes time and compassion. Why do people shut down, work in fear, or fail to bring their best to the table? You will spend approximately 90,000 hours at work during your lifetime. It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities in the workplace and learn techniques that help you thrive. A disempowered, resentful or angry workforce is not only disheartening but dangerous. Having an empowered and fulfilling work experience requires one to know how to navigate work life with knowledge, skill, and confidence.
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1. Develop techniques to address challenges such as a demanding boss, a hostile work environment, a poor review, or unfair treatment.
2. Learn techniques to increase communication in the workplace and understand the power of diverse opinions and freedom of speech.
3. Learn about the principle known as ‘Ubuntu’ and how it can be applied to the workplace. ‘Ubuntu’ represents that we are all connected. It also shows that a person can only grow and progress through the growth and progression of others.