Conflict Resolution Is Compromise And Understanding The Needs Of Others

925 WordsAug 18, 20154 Pages
In my personal experience with different organizations and work environments, I have learned that conflict will never be eliminated and it will always exist in some form or another. I also learned that in many situations conflicts are created because of someone putting themselves before everyone else in the organization. Employees or team members maybe jealous of what others have or full of envy. Situations like this can exist in any organization including the fire service. No matter what sector of industry people are involved with, there will always be conflict among management, employees, and first responders. In my opinion, the most crucial elements to successful conflict resolution is compromise and understanding the needs of others.…show more content…
As I researched this topic even further, focusing on reconciliation and not the resolution were the key elements in conflict resolution techniques. As stated by the Harvard School of Law, there are four key steps that are crucial in any negotiation process. 1. Consider values and interests separately 2. Focus on a relationship building dialogue 3. Be accepting to overarching values 4. Take on value differences directly These four steps can be effective even if no resolution is possible, by creating a greater understanding among the parties involved, establishing where the differences of values and identity lie and will make sure that disputes can be negotiated or resolved effectively (Pon.harvard.edu, 2015). Collective bargaining is a process where an employer and employee representatives negotiate agreements dealing with conditions of employment, work hours and wages. The only states where public employees have the right to collective bargaining are; New Jersey and Florida. In the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, collective bargaining is illegal for firefighters. Twenty four states currently have right to work laws in place and the purpose of that law prohibits employers from requiring employees to join a labor union as a condition of employment. Unions can still operate within these states but they cannot encourage workers to join on a promise of employment (Ncsl.org, 2014). While many may argue that collective bargaining rights
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