How an individual deals with the conflict is what determines whether individuals will resolve the conflict or be torn apart. Poor communication skills, disagreements and misunderstandings can lead to the breakdown of constructive communication. A few things I must try to remember when my goal in a conflict is to resolve the conflict constructively, are: to stay focused on the issues at hand, listen carefully in order to grasp the full issues of the conflict, try to see the other individual’s point of view, be able to admit mistakes made by self, try compromising solutions, take a time-out when needed and most of all- ask for help when needed. These are a few things that I have learned in this communication and conflict class that I will remember to use to communicate constructively in a conflict. Wilmot and Hocker, 2007 states important practices that will enhance constructive conflict are: the dialogue process- one constructively confronts the other so that the answer to a conflict emerges between the conflicting parties; fractionation- conflicts can be broken down into smaller more manageable ones; reframing-look for constructive ways to describe or frame whatever is going on, with the goal of changing Communication and Conflict 2 perceptions and positions from negative and fixed to positive and flexible (Wilmot & Hocker, 2007).
are age-appropriate and/or mentally and emotionally adequate and so on. There are many conflicts or dilemmas that could arise between the duty of care and an individual's rights. A conflict is disharmony between two incompatible positions, ideas, people or interests. A dilemma is a difficult situation arising because of a clash between two opposite positions where no one answer will satisfy both parties. Conflicts and dilemmas that can arise include bad behaviour displayed by children attending the day care, parents and carers disagreeing about certain ideas about the children, phones and other forms of communication devices may cause concern, particularly when carers breach the boundaries as to where and how they are allowed to use these devices, children taking risks, confidentiality, child rearing practices, family beliefs and cultural and/or religious beliefs.
But most of the times its the insecurity of the parents especially in the major chunk of the middle class population of India, that determines the decision making of the parents towards their children. Every decision they make depends on which aspect of the child and the perception of the parent at that point of time. Sometimes what the parent could not achieve in life, they want to achieve such lost or unattempted goals through their children, Consequentially with the change of time, the interest levels of the child are undermined and sacrificed. What the parents could not achieve then, must have been pertinent then...but not today. It is this missing link of the thought process, which brings in conflicting situations in
Implementation of education for these children faced many a barrier, mainly their home environment and parents. Piercing the dynamics of an unhealthy family system is an enormous, laborious task met with great resistance. Systems theory postulates, “There are predictable patterns of behavior that emerge in a family system. These repetitive cycles of behavior help maintain the families’ equilibrium and provide clues to the elements about how they should function” (Rosenblatt, 1994). Active resistance against implementing change was evident in the research; many of the families (albeit intentional or unintentional) presented roadblocks for the children’s education.
Conflict management refers to the process of resolving a conflict amicably, while ensuring that the conflicting parties realize only the positive aspects of the conflict. In addition, conflict management aims at reducing the negative facets of a conflict. Successful conflict management processes aim at enhancing learning and positive performance in individuals and groups and in organizational setting. Conflict management processes that are conducted well can improve cohesion and performance in all sectors of life. This essay will review an essay by Raymond G. Helmick on the role of religion in conflict management.
Peace, then, is understood as a continuous process of skillfully dealing with and, whenever possible, preventing or transforming conflict. To manage and resolve conflicts effectively, we must become aware of our attitudes towards conflict and our habitual conflict management styles (competitive, collaborative, avoidant, submissive, etc. ), so as to attain to greater freedom to define our own responses in a proactive and coordinated (as opposed to reactive and incoherent) way. Such awareness increases our chances of achieving "win-win" rather than "win-lose" or "lose-lose" solutions. We learn to understand and work with our own emotions, to generate openness to more authentic communication, and to control processes that might otherwise lead to escalation.
This can cause conflicts and resistance. For this reason it is very important that social workers, foster parents, and natural parents be sensitive and support the child through the separation process. (Crosson-Tower, 2008, p.351) The transitory nature of the foster care system has been seen as a problem especially for children who already have attachment issues. These moves can create even greater problems. (As cited in Crosson-Tower, 2008, p.351).
Peacemaking covers all conflict resolution and mediation techniques designed to bring hostile parties to agreement. Peace-enforcement involves measures to compel a recalcitrant party to abide by the resolution of an international body. Peace building finally relates to meeting needs for security and order, for a reasonable standard of living, and for recognition of identity and worth. This discourse seeks to interrogate these concepts and their applicability to the micro and macro levels while answering the question whether there is a nexus or not? Peace Building as a concept and its applicability at micro and macro levels Building peace relates to meeting needs for security and order, for a reasonable standard of living, and for recognition of identity and worth.
I also declare, if this is a practical skills assessment, that a Client/Interviewee Consent Form has been read and signed by both parties, and where applicable parental consent has been obtained. This essay will give insight into the behavior of individuals during conflicts. The premise is that the way in which individuals behave in conflict does lead to the peaceful resolution of disputes. There will be identification of common approaches to conflict, analysis of common productive and unproductive approaches to conflict, and discussion of the ways in which barriers to managing conflict can be overcome. To conclude there will be a summary of all points discussed to reinforce my position on the question.