Conflict Between Conflict And Conflict

1330 Words Nov 13th, 2015 6 Pages
For this paper, I chose conflict because it is present in nearly every aspect of life, it is unavoidable, and knowing how to handle it is a valuable tool which I would like to investigate. Webster defines conflict as “A mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands”, but the reality is there is no clear definition of how conflict starts, no two conflicts are the same, and they all start for different reasons over different issues. There are four types of conflict:
• Content Conflict – Disagreement caused by differing interpretations of the meaning of a concept or an idea.
• Values Conflict – Disagreements over management practices which may be value based regarding how employees should be handled and treated.
• Negotiation of Selves Conflict – Conflicts over how one see themselves versus how they are seen by others. Often people see themselves differently than others see them.
• Institutionalized conflict – Conflicts that occur due to the structure of a business or organization. Some businesses encourage conflict as a part of their decision making process. (Lamberton & Minor, 2014, p.266) Conflict in the work environment is common. Issues like self-worth, recognition, team dynamics, and compensation; all provide an incubator for conflict. The most common causes for conflict in my opinion are: competition, personality conflicts, people who choose…
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