Category Archives: Laboratory

A Tale of Three Labs: Reflections on Environment Dynamics

Sticking to the scenario in which I am a fish, I’d like to reflect on having been a variably sized fish in various sizes of pond… and learning to swim in corresponding tides. In this metaphor, ponds have tides. Before … Continue reading

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Encountering new levels of diversity… and lack of diversity

I just started a new job in a big city. This has been a huge change for me in many ways, and one refreshing change has been the new level of diversity I’ve experienced. I am a white woman who … Continue reading

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A Sugarcoated Dance of Hostility

Why take a class on conflict? Last week I attended a class through a career development-like center, called “The Nature of Conflict.” The class was taught by a conflict management specialist (I didn’t even know there was such a position) … Continue reading

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