Conflict Between Conflict Management Styles

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Conflict Conflict is defined as “a struggle or contest between people with opposing needs, ideas, beliefs, values or goals” (Popovic and Hocenski, 2009, p. 15). As a manager or leader, you take on the responsibility as a problem solver. Thus, knowing how to resolve a conflict that respect each individual that is involved shows the ability to deal with conflict. Conflict management styles is being able to manage conflict in a functional manner (Satterlee, 2013). According to Satterlee (2013) the following are a few conflict management styles: ¥ Avoidance – A person will ignore the conflict. ¥ Accommodation – A person will submit to the demands of another. ¥ Competition – A person seeks to maximize personal gains. ¥ Compromise – Two people look to benefit the organization over self. ¥ Collaboration – Two people attempt to work out something to benefit both parties. Teams The concept of teams has evolved rapidly in our society today. A team consists of a small number of individuals whom work towards one common goal. According to Hansen (2015), “teams are used in business and education because they can undertake more ambitious projects and their members can provide a greater variety of skills” (p 37). Teams can be successful or unsuccessful because of the lack of communication. Sometimes “communication barriers may arise in nationally diverse teams that are rooted in different languages of team members” (Wicker, 2016, p 26). Possessing the ability to open up to an
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