Conflict Identification and Resolution

Feb 3rd, 2012
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We live in a very complex and culturally diverse society. When we bring individuals together from diverse backgrounds in a work environment conflict can arise when expectations are not realized or met. Rather than hoping conflict will go away, this paper will explore and identify the reasons for conflict and how to successfully address them in a team environment. Write a four- to five-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) assessing the components of conflict. The following need to be addressed within your paper: Describe a conflict within an organization or team with which you are familiar. Identify and describe the source(s) and level of the conflict and support with evidence.

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Introduction Conflict at workplace is basically due to issues among various functional groups. The main reasons for the same can be clash of individual personality (relationship conflict) or differences of understanding (opinion) related to any tasks (task conflict). The main reasons for rise of the same can be long working hours, or the organization structure (De Dreu, C. K. W., & Weingart, L. R. (2003)). According to Boston University FSAO, the main causes for conflict are personality (style of the executives) and personal problems. The contributing factors towards the same are leadership, management and budget. Many researches and studies are done by the organizations and institutes worldwide to identify the exact causes for the rise in the conflicts at the workplace. In current scenario around 21% of the manager's time is spent in dealing with the conflicts. At any managerial position it becomes important for the managers to have a good communication skill. If the skill set is below par then it might lead to misunderstanding and conflict among the teams at the later stage (Alper, S., Tjosvold, D., & Law, K. S. (2000)). Conflict can occur between co-workers, supervisors and subordinates or between employees and external stakeholders, these stakeholders can be any one involved directly or indirectly in a project. The main drawback of conflict is loss in time and cost increase for all parties involved. In many organizations it is key result area (KRA) of the managers to r

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