When a member of our team lacks the self-discipline to have faith in the true worth of respect and love, there will be consequences. Each person or situation has different wants and needs. In practicing respect and demonstrating love through action, no specific violations or consequences will be detailed here. Instead, the Describe, Explain, Solution and Consequence (DESC) approach to conflict resolution will be utilized in assisting members to recognize their lack of self-discipline, explain why this is inconsistent with our values, come together to determine solutions, and agree on appropriate consequences for violation of the standards expressed here. In carrying out this process all parties work together in a way that both demonstrates respect and love, and supports the needs of the individual and the team in gaining faith in the mission and the development greater self-discipline.
“If you don’t want to deal with problems, don’t take the job” (Summitt, as cited in Kunau, 2017). Supporting young people as they make mistakes and solve problems in a safe environment is the whole purpose of education. In considering this, we should see conflict within the team not as an inconvenience, but as an opportunity to re-establish and strengthen faith in our mission.