University of Phoenix Material
Conflict Management Plan
1. Identify the available conflict management strategies and their strengths and weaknesses.
Strategy | Strengths | Weaknesses |
Competitive strategy | Short- term outcome. Rise in output/result. | Fails in the long- run.It reduces the inter-personal connections. |
Avoidance strategy | Constantly Leads to an optimistic outcome.Cools down the sentiments as well as temperament and therefore lets managers find actual facts | It does not provide any solution by itself. It is just an ad-hoc step that has no long-term solution, unless members placed in different areas. |
Compromise strategy | last option because other options have used or already exhausted.Forces group to consider others and creates sympathy. | It reduces the share/goal of every individual.It results in forced decision as well as might not be long lasting because there is risk of re-occurring of discord. |
Collaboration strategy | The outcome of this strategy is more creativiness, working in a group and cohesiveness. | If you have team members that clash it might actually lead to a delay of the project. |
Team Building strategy | Long lasting associations and creates win/win scenario. Invention as well as creation that creates “we feeling” among folks and sets an extremely optimistic mindset by building proper company tradition. | Difficult to develop team because of differences of view, objectives beliefs and even language barriers. |
2. Which of the available conflict management strategies is most appropriate for the current situation with David and James? Provide your rationale, including what factors you considered in making your selection. Your response should be at least 100 words.
Collaborative Technique would be the ideal method for both David and James. This collaborative technique would place both these members in an environment where they can work towards resolving their misunderstandings and...