Every employee has the right to discuss with their immediate supervisor, corresponding Director or the Leadership Team conditions of employment, job description, compensation, work environment, performance evaluation or human resources policies without fear of discrimination or repercussions. Amazima strives to ensure fair and honest treatment of all employees in an atmosphere of mutual respect and in light of our partnership in service for the cause of Christ. Should conflicts arise, the following is the recommended procedure for resolution:
- Employee should go directly to the individual with whom there is a problem.
- If resolution cannot be reached, the employee should next go to their immediate supervisor for counsel.
- If the conflict remains unresolved, the supervisor and/or the parties involved should go to the Managing Director.
- If no satisfactory resolution can be achieved, the matter may be brought to an appropriate representation of the Leadership Team.
In matters of harassment, please refer to the procedures outlined in Section 508 below. In sensitive matters involving an employee’s immediate supervisor, the employee may contact the Managing Director or a member of the Board in the event the Managing Director may already have some involvement directly.
Conflict Resolution Between Employees (The Peacemaker’s Pledge® Peacemaker’s Ministries)
We agree that when conflict arises, we will overlook what can be overlooked without compromising either the mission or the relationship. We also agree that where a relationship may be endangered or the mission may be interfered with, we will see conflict through to its desired end, so far as it’s possible with us (Romans 12:18). To that end, by the power of the Holy Spirit operative in us and as a mark of stewardship both of the relationships in the body and the purposes to which we commit ourselves, we pledge:
- To glorify God – more than winning or avoiding conflict, we want to honor God by depending on Him, obeying Him and seeking to maintain a loving attitude.
- To get the log out of our own eye – instead of attacking others or dwelling on their wrongdoings, we take responsibility for what we may have done to contribute to the problem at hand. In other words, before even presenting our case, we will seek to see how we may have sinned, how we may have been at fault. It is a step of humility, which better helps us approach the issues without harming others (see Matthew 7:1-5).
- To go and show our brother his fault – we will not avoid conflict or talk behind their back. We will talk directly and privately and graciously with those whose offenses are not the sort we can overlook. When unable to resolve it directly and privately, we will include a godly brother or sister to help us as needed. (Matthew 7:5, 18:15-20; Galatians 6:2)
- To go and be reconciled – we will not accept allowing relationships to die or have half-hearted resolutions. We will seek just, mutually satisfactory solutions, and offer sincere apologies and grant forgiveness as Christ would have us to do. (Matthew 5:23-24)
In keeping with these principles, as a matter of policy, Amazima staff is requested to agree that they will overlook what can be overlooked, go in private to those with whom you have an offense that cannot be overlooked, do not permit the relationship to wither, and involve the next person over them in the ministry if they cannot resolve it privately. If people from two different departments/areas are involved, we will ask the heads of both departments/areas or the staff persons over both areas be called in to help as needed.