Managing Team Conflict

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Managing Team Conflict Introduction Teams are considered the catalyst and solution to the challenge of attaining very complex, highly integrated goals and objectives across an enterprise. The emphasis on teams is so significant today that it is common to find their use across broad geographic distances, ensuring an organization has access to the best talent globally regardless of location. This is the concept of virtual teams, and their continual and rapid adoption is reordering the management and leadership landscape in many organizations today (Ayoko, Konrad, Boyle, 2012). The existence of virtual teams is also completely changing the nature of team conflict as well (Purvanova, Bono, 2009). The intent of this analysis is to evaluate the best practices leaders can use to bring change into their organizations successfully, while also using management and leadership strategies to prevent and minimize conflict. The techniques that have proven successful in minimizing conflict are also discussed. Organizational Change, Team Conflict Management and Resolution The strongest catalyst that leads to successful change management over time is the commitment from a leader within the organization to support the transition and mitigate the negative effect on employees (Felfe, Schyns, 2004). This is continually seen in the context of how transformational leaders are excellent at being examples of how an organization needs to change by showing through their own activity that a
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