War & Peace in Business

I am working on a conflict resolution project. In my early career I worked at a lot of nonprofits, or as they are often called abroad, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The teams in these places are often influenced by the Quaker model of consensus building, which in turn is connected to the peace movement. The corporate world, on the other hand, is highly influenced by war and its strategy and tactics, as parlayed in such books as the Art of War (see Sun-Tzu). Can models for peace and war coexist to shape corporate culture?

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