The Contingency Theory Of Task Conflict And Performance

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In order to mitigate that issue, I acknowledged the issue and addressed the concerns directly. Promotion of the team’s goals and redirection helped the team to refocus without fear. An additional way that I could have mitigated the conflict issues would be to apply the knowledge gained from the study of the Contingency Theory of Task Conflict and Performance.
The inventory team did experience the mixed-motive conflict based on their vast backgrounds and biased opinions. The team showed symptoms of the “we are better than them” bias based on the multiple levels of the organization that was present in the group. Additionally, the team also displayed the “us versus them” bias created from the categorization of the different departments that were associated with the project team. (Thompson, 2015) Historically, our company organization was one that separated the departments in separate entities with competing goals. This type of structure is difficult to overcome for collaborative, all-inclusive efforts. I made autonomous efforts to vet out these types of behaviors and address them directly. As time went on, however, the team began to form new perspectives and evolved into a homogeneous group.
While there is no comprehensive solution for all conflicts, the use of the theory of the collaborating approach produced successful outcomes for the inventory team. “Contingency theory of product management is based on the argument that there is no universally appropriate…

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