Pioneers and Practitioners in Labor-Management Collaboration
Conflict to Collaboration
Union and management can work together to improve performance and the workplace.
Overland Resource Group
We transform adversarial labor-management relationships into productive ones. Our processes, skill-building and proven methodologies help organizations shed entrenched conflict in favor of union-management collaboration that focuses on meeting the shared interests of employees/members, customers, communities and other stakeholders. We serve as trusted advocates and strategic allies to labor and management leaders, enabling them to lead change more effectively together than either could do alone.
“Maintaining a ‘state of war’ in the workplace has long term negative consequences for labor and management. Often times, the parties fail to gauge the adverse impact on employees, who become ‘hostages’ to the conflict. A model based on civility, productive conflict management, and collaboration can improve the workplace for employees, and foster a constructive rather than a destructive labor-management relationship.” — Michael Filler Director, Public Services Division, International Brotherhood of Teamsters