Tupperware Conflict Management

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Final Research Paper: Conflict Management Submitted by: Gomez, Trisha Marie A. MD 11 – 0010 Submitted to: Dr. Efren Laxamana August 25, 2011 Company Profile: Tupperware Brands Philippines, Inc. Tupperware Brands (TWB) Corporation is a global direct seller of innovative, premium products across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through its Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, Nuvo and Swissgarde brands. Tupperware was introduced in the Philippines in 1966 and has since become a household name, changing the lives of…show more content…
There are many potential sources of conflict. Today’s organizations are characterized by complex relationships and a high degree of task interdependence, so friction can easily occur. Moreover, the goals of the parties are often incompatible, especially when the parties compete for limited resources (Weihrich & Koontz, 2005). This holds true for Tupperware Brands, as there is a high degree of task interdependence between the departments comprising each division of the corporation. Hence, friction can easily occur also, especially that each department has their own goals to achieve that may or may not be in favour of the goals of the other departments. It was mentioned that one major source of conflict is when the goal of the parties are incompatible, especially when parties compete for limited resources but as for Tupperware Brands, the departments do not compete for limited resources but they do pursue different goals in achieving their division’s goal of producing a functionally and aesthetically quality product at the lowest cost as

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