Conflict & Decision Making Essay

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Introduction Decision making and conflict management are everyday activities. Senior managers and their subordinate employee engage in complex decision making processes to reduce conflicts and controversies and translate their strategic vision into reality. Today’s managers are expected to know the fundamentals of creative decision making and be capable of managing and resolving organizational conflicts. In this paper, I will address the conflict issues facing Strayer University and propose practical negotiation recommendations to address these problems. I will also review the fundamentals of evidence-based management and offer recommendations to apply it in practice. I will then review the stages and blocks of creative decision making to see what best approach Strayer University managers should follow in their activities. Lastly, I will discuss the strategic and environmental factors impacting the University’s organizational design. Discuss how you could apply negotiation strategies to address potential conflicts in the workplace. Organizational conflict is something managers in all organizations face on a daily basis. Even in the absence of visible confrontation, multicultural employees and members of various organizational teams may face difficulties trying to reach a consensus for the most problematic organizational patterns. The comfortable atmosphere of Strayer University does not secure its managers, employees, and students from the risks of conflicts. These conflicts can “originate at the lowest, intrapersonal level and become a matter of intra- and intergroup significance” (Rahim, 2010). The main levels of conflicts in organization include: intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, and inter-group levels (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011). The most common are, probably, the issues leading to interpersonal conflicts. These conflicts are also known as
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