Conflict Worksheet

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Associate Level Material
Conflicts Are Important Worksheet

In this assignment, you must write 300 to 450 words on conflict and conflict management. Record your answers in this worksheet.

Part 1: The Five Conflict Types

Describe each of the five conflict types using paragraph form.

1. Pseudo conflicts:

Pseudo conflicts are not real conflict, only perceived as conflicts. Pseudo conflicts normally occur due to false dilemmas and false assumptions. A pseudo conflict due to false dilemma would be you only see two choices instead of looking at other possible options. A pseudo conflict due to false assumptions is when someone assumes someone is doing something instead of other options.

2. Fact conflicts:
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The strengths of avoiders is it allows you more time to fully think through the issue. The weakness is it could keep you from finding a long-term solution to the conflict.

2. Accommodators:

Accommodators allow others to determine the outcome of the conflict. Accommodation may be appropriate when the conflict is not important to you or when it is easy to make concession for someone. The weakness is failure to get your own needs.

3. Forcers: Forcers expect to get their needs met regardless of the costs. The strengths of being a forcer is being able to force action quickly during a crisis. The weakness is not listening to the opinions, needs, and feelings of others.

4. Compromises:

Compromisers think that both parties should give up something in order to resolve the conflict. The strength of a compromiser is maneuvering, negotiating, and trading in an attempt to find a solution. The weakness is some needs might not be met.

5. Collaborators:

Collaborators believe that both parties can and will get their needs met. The strength of a collaborators is that they share specific information about what they need and listen to understand what the other party needs. The weakness is the needs of both parties might not be fully understood or clear.

Part 3: Collaborative Communication

List two methods of collaborative communication and
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