Mgt/316 Week 4 Analysis

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Week 4 Reflection Summary Team A MGT/316 Week 4 Reflection Summary During week three Team A reflected on various topics that were talked about in class. During the discussion we helped each other figure out key facts that allowed us to understand the topics better. One of the topics was on small groups, how in an organization setting communication is broken down in three common formal small-group networks. Another interesting topic that was brought up was on the slide Key Roles on teams, how we watched it play out during the sale of the CRX. The most controversial topic within the group was conflict in the work place, how can it have a good affect? Small Groups Week three of MGT/311 we learned that in an organization setting communication is broken down in three common formal small-group networks. The first is Chain which strictly follows the chain of command. Second group is Wheel…show more content…
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. If a dysfunctional conflict arises management should look for ways to solve it or manage it as quickly as possible through known conflict management

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