In this episode, we dive into the intricate world of conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation with, Inès Khalifa. Based in Cairo, Inès brings over 8 years of invaluable experience to our discussion, having worked extensively in diverse areas including mediation, conflict transformation, peace-building, and tackling Gender-based violence in the workplace.
Tune in as we unravel the complexities of conflict, particularly in the context of the Global South. Our conversation takes us deep into the heart of gender stereotypes and their profound influence on power dynamics, cultural norms, and the delegation of power. We explore how these factors play a pivotal role in either igniting or extinguishing conflicts, on a personal or professional front.
One fascinating aspect we delve into is the unique female perspective on the mediation and negotiation process. Inès shares her insights on how women navigate these challenging waters, becoming beacons of resilience and strength even in patriarchal societies. We discuss the strategies and traits that empower women to rise above adversity and contribute to conflict resolution with a distinct perspective.
Throughout the episode, we tackle thought-provoking questions that shed light on the nature of conflicts - Are conflicts truly constructive and dynamic? How do cultural norms shape the mediation and negotiation process? What role do gender aspects play in both fueling conflicts and offering pathways to their resolution?
Collective traumas, social codes, and subtle nuances are not overlooked in our exploration. We unravel the role these often-hidden elements play in the realm of conflict resolution, especially within the complex landscape of a workplace.
Inès also generously shares her wisdom and experiences from being an expat engaged in Cross-Culture teams. We uncover the invaluable lessons she has learned, offering valuable takeaways for anyone navigating the intricacies of working across different cultures.
This episode promises a wealth of insights, eye-opening revelations, and practical wisdom for anyone intrigued by the dynamics of conflict, mediation, and negotiation.
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