By accommodating with their differences and focusing on what their task at hand is they will be able to stop focusing on their petty differences and focus solely on the task at hand. This would work in a perfect world this would work however, as human beings we tend to hold on to our grudges until our next tipping point. With the help of a little management in the course of this strategy it just might be successful. 4. What potential road blocks might be encountered in resolving the conflict?
The way you tell someone to do something, may be ok to one person, but it could be offensive, or threatening to another. When you offend that person, it is then when you have to be the bigger person and fix things. If not, the work place will not be very comfortable to work in for the both of you and it could effect the people around you, too. Another example in this area would be how you spend your time. Time management is very important in all aspects of life.
Leading change can be a daunting task but those who can offer clear problem solving skills will always be leaders. Being curious and asking questions is one of the most vital keys in problem solving. Understanding the issue and asking questions and removing opinions and emotions is a valuable task to have. In chapter nine, Ruggerio (2012) gives us tips for using our imagination to its fullest potential. They include: forcing uncommon responses, using free association, using analogy, looking for unusual combinations, visualizing solutions, constructing pros and cons of an argument and constructing relevant scenarios.
For example, if a team is assigned the task of development of an expense budget, but one or more of the members has little or no budgeting experience, the whole team will suffer as result. A successful team contains a spirit of cooperation. Successful teams have strong leaders (managers) who are able to keep everybody on the same page and maintaining ,,gossiping,, and conflict to a minimum. A successful team also have a set of rules and policies, that determines its operating procedures. The rules and policies help to keep the team on track, and eliminate ambiguities.
Compromising looks for solutions that partially satisfies both parties involved in the conflict. Compromise may be appropriate to use in situations where goal are moderately important to the job role and to enable a staff team to reach a temporary settlement on complex issues. Compromise can be used as a first step when the parties involved in the conflict do not actually know each other well or they don’t have a high level of mutual trust. Compromising is also to be used when the techniques of collaboration or forcing do not work. Advantages of using compromise include faster issue resolution, so therefore may be more practical when time is a factor.
This will save time in the long run, which should encourage most employees despite their initial frustration with the management system change. A series of training and preparation with individualized tutorials might mitigate some anticipated resistance. Inadequate communication may also cause resistance. Management will make the major decisions with regard to the scheduled change; it is their obligation to clarify these decisions to subordinates within the company. Management is also expected to properly handle the inevitable questions and grievances; it is important to avoid misinterpretation regarding the procedural
There is functional conflict and dysfunctional conflict and it is in management’s best interest to identify potential conflict before it happens, so that it can be managed effectively. Functional conflicts are conflicts that are constructive in nature and create stimulating thoughts and problem solving within a group or team through exercises called devil’s advocate or debates. These functional conflicts are actually quite healthy for an organization because it supports company goals and objectives as well as improves performance. On the contrary, dysfunctional conflicts can be extremely harmful to an organization because it can hinder group or team performance. Dysfunctional conflict usually starts when two or more team members don’t get along, are not willing to work together and it is most often personal.
Communication Theory Barbara J. Walker HCS/320 7/18/2011 Kristin Thrun INTRODUCTION When working in teams sometimes it can be hard especially when you have one person that doesn’t want to cooperate. It also can be a lot of fun when you get the right kind of people. You may find some people that want to take charge and do all the work instead of working with a team. Then you have the ones that are laid back and don’t care as long as they are working. I enjoy working with a team because you get to meet new people while you are working and it makes the time go by fast.
Deception rules the land, self-deception included. Not knowing what you’re doing risks bad faith, and living exclusively in the present, and leaving sodden emotional disasters strewn behind.” Pg. 408. I like to think that deception could be used to show the power of the panopticon. Because your partner is the person you have power over and by using deception they can’t truly see what you are doing, so they go on not doing anything bad because they don’t know if they can see you but they might be watched.
Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing—this machine, this technique, this person, this company—might have ceased to function.