Nonflict

The Art of Every Day Peacemaking

 

 

Nonflict is a unique and impactful method for resolving conflict developed by Stephen Hecht and Dr. Amir Kfir. 

 

This simple and successful global program provides a structured approach to conflict resolution that encourages people in conflict to better understand themselves, one another and their differing perspectives.

It gives insight into and provides the skills to practice active listening and develop empathy among those who are in conflict. This in turn leads to greater trust between the warring parties, creating a safe space for reasoned discussion and laying the foundations for a resolution.  Together they identify their ideal shared reality, taking active steps to co-create that reality, thereby resolving conflict at limited cost to both parties.  ​

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Dr. Amir Kfir

Stephen Hecht

In May 2012, Stephen Hecht as Education Chair for YPO Gold Canada and corporate transformation expert, Dr. Amir Kfir led a YPO event called The Art of Peace in which they trained 700 CEOs, their spouses, and young adult children in Nonflict.  It received a record 6 ‘Best of Best” international awards for Leadership Development.  Stephen and Amir then replicated this event worldwide, training hundreds of CEOs in the U.S., India, Tanzania, Dubai, Israel, etc. In August 2014 Stephen, Amir, and Frederic Latreille co-founded Million Peacemakers. 

HUMAN ROI

 An international study commissioned by CPP found that:

  • 85% of employees deal with conflict at work 

  • 25% of employees admit to calling in sick or leaving early to avoid conflict at work 

  • Employees spend an average of 2.8 hours a week in conflict costing $359 Billion in lost productivity in the U.S. alone, which is 7% of your payroll. 

  • Unresolved conflict at home directly affects employee’s productivity at work.​

The costs above do not include the money lost due to poor conflict resolution skills with external parties and relationships.

In today’s global marketplace, diversity in background and cultures, without inclusion, creates conflict due to differing work and communication styles.

NONFLICT CREATES:

  • Trust between and with management and employees.

  • Significant increase in “active listening”.

  • Safe space to engage and eliminate negative behavior

  • Freedom of clarity and straightforward conversations

  • Empathy and respect (vs. tolerance)

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BENEFITS:

  • Maximized effectiveness of discussions and contributions in meetings. Minimized politics, playing games (not video!).

  • Deeper trusting relationships, knowing from where your colleagues ‘are coming’.

  • Creative thinking producing new ideas, easier resolution of issues, forward and timely movement on opportunities.

  • Zero tolerance on prejudice, negative attitudes and behavior, meaning pride in business and colleagues

  • In conclusion of all, and the diverse perspectives, knowledge, experiences and opinions.

 

 RETURN ON INVESTMENT:

  • Happier humans. Research is clear - Community and Purpose are the critical variables to sustainable peace of mind and happiness.

  • Reputation and brand earned as the preferred place to work.

  • Positive momentum and impact on Talent Acquisition, Development and Performance, and Retention, especially of the “right fit”, sought after top talent.

  • True inclusion of diversity of cultural backgrounds, mindsets and skillsets, gender, race, languages and experiences.

  • Best cared for and experiences with clients and customers, vendors and suppliers, strategic partners, investors and all stakeholders.