Conflict Styles With Face Negotiation Theory

1022 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Conflict Styles With Face Negotiation Theory
In many aspects of our life, it is pervasive to work in a team. No matter in company, school, or another type of team it is necessary to be a part of a team and to achieve a team goal by corporations. People join a team with different personalities, goals, values, beliefs and needs. On the one hand, these differences can be a valuable quality of teams. On the other hand, these same differences inevitably lead to different levels of conflicts as well. This paper analyzed the conflicts communication by styles and types of conflict. There are five distinct types of conflicts, while this paper will only focus on collaboration conflict style and accommodating conflict style. These two
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In order to get an effective conflict management, it is vital to have an overall understanding about conflict by its types and effects. According to dual concern model we know that “conflict management is a function of high or low concern for self, combined with high or low concern for others” (De Dreu etal., 2001). Additionally, it illustrated that the method of handling conflict is based on two underlying dimensions: assertiveness and empathy. The assertiveness dimension is highly concerned for self, and low concerned for others. Conversely, the empathy dimension is concerned with meeting the needs and interests of the other party instead of for self. This model contains five types of conflict styles, which are competitive, accommodating, avoiding, collaborative, and compromising conflict style. “competitive” conflict style is intended to maximize own needs and interests. An “accommodating” conflict style, in contrast, maximizes the needs and interests of the other party. “Collaborative” types towards an agreement that satisfies both individual and others ' aspirations as much as possible. An “avoiding” conflict style is both low in assertiveness and low in empathy. “Compromising” conflict style is intermediate on both the assertiveness and empathy
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