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Running head: INSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT 1
Institutional Conflict
Vanessa McAndrew
Capella University

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INSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT 2
Institutional conflict
The term institutional conflict refers to the conflicts that arise between the employees and
the employers and the conflicts that may occur among the employees themselves (Bebbington,
2010). There is a broad range of factors that may lead to conflicts in an organization. In most
cases, prolonged conflicts in an institution may result in the deterioration and even the collapse
of the team. However, if a conflict occurs in the short term, it may provide a fertile ground from
which noble ideas may be developed. The following is a brief presentation on the causes of
institutional conflicts and the various ways through which such conflicts may be resolved to
allow for a smooth running of an organization.
The reasons for conflicts within an organization
Some reasons may facilitate the incubation and breeding of clashes in an organization.
The first cause of conflicts in institutions is the leadership style that has been adopted. In this
regard, scientists and other institutional conflict researchers provide that autocracy and
dictatorship is one of the principal causes of conflicts within organizations. In these leadership
styles, employees are usually forced to follow orders from the management without question,
even when they do not agree with them (Zietsma & Lawrence, 2010). In these circumstances, the
group will openly rebel against the decisions, and that may put them on a collision path with the
management hence leading to a major conflict in the institution.
The second leading cause of conflicts in organizations is a conflict of interests. The man
is naturally selfish and would in most cases advance ideas and make decisions that satisfy their
selfish interests. In an organization, there would always be conflicts regarding whose interests
would be given priority in the likely event that they clash. In most situations, organizations
would tell the employees that they should always put the interests of the company first in all their

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Running head: INSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT Institutional Conflict Vanessa McAndrew Capella University 1 INSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT 2 Institutional conflict The term institutional conflict refers to the conflicts that arise between the employees and the employers and the conflicts that may occur among the employees themselves (Bebbington, 2010). There is a broad range of factors that may lead to conflicts in an organization. In most cases, prolonged conflicts in an institution may result in the deterioration and even the collapse of the team. However, if a conflict occurs in the short term, it may provide a fertile ground from which noble ideas may be developed. The following is a brief presentation on the causes of institutional conflicts and the various ways through which such conflicts may be resolved to allow for a smooth running of an organization. The reasons for conflicts within an organization Some reasons may facilitate the incubation and breeding of clashes in an organization. The first cause of conflicts in institutions is the leadership style that has been adopted. In this regard, scientists and other institutional conflict researchers provide that autocracy and dictatorship is one of the principal causes of conflicts within organizations. In these leadership styles, employees are usually forced to follow orders from the management without question, even when they do not agree with them (Zietsma & Lawrence, 2010). In these circumstances, the group will openly rebel aga ...
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