We are living in tense times where beloved friends and family find themselves at odds over politics, morals, and values. With tensions high, we must find a way to minimize the conflict with the ones we love. Here is how fogging can help.
What Is Fogging?
Initially a term used to help process constructive criticism in business and performance reviews, but now increasingly popular in personal relationships. The concept is that while you may not agree with others in terms that are crystal clear, that you can see through the fog and find the mini areas in which you can see where they are coming from. It’s about finding common ground even when you don’t agree.
Beyond The Details
Fogging isn’t just for people with whom we have opposite beliefs and values, but also for those we are aligned with on the big picture—but not on the details. The fact of the matter is there is no one way to achieve any goal, and fogging can help us see that our mindset or method may not be the right one for everyone.
Adopting fogging can help you to be less frustrated, upset and disappointed with others. It also supports the life-altering comprehension that we don’t have to agree on everything to have a successful personal or professional relationship.