Non-Employment Conflict Management Essay

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Non-Employment Conflict Management University of Phoenix Non-Employment Conflict Management Decisions are a part of our everyday lives. Whether we are negotiating what to wear, eat for lunch or what specific route we should take to work, there always seems to be a choice. Choices give us a variety of ideas as for how we negotiate and deal with conflict in our everyday lives. The Waymaho River and its tributaries is a high commodity of the Pacific Northwest. Not only does it offer world famous Salmon, but waters for farmers, timber, and land developers. Over the past two years dams have been constructed over the tributaries to maximize hydropower for use by the cities (University of Phoenix, 2009). In the future the timber companies want to purchase additional land, and land developers want to build more communities and businesses. With this entire personal and political stake in the land, the difference in views has caused a conflict among many interested groups. There are many groups who have a personal interest in the development of the Waymaho for their own personal and political gain. The environmentalist want to protect the endangered Waymaho Salmon species, the energy department want to use its clean source of power, the timber association want continuation of logging efforts, and the Farmer’s Association insist they need the water to harvest their crops. Obviously a decision and well thought out choice must be made for the Waymaho River’s future. Coming to a conclusive decision is where the conflict lies for all interested stakeholders. Using alternative dispute resolutions can help conflicted parties make the best and most suitable decision in such cases. This paper attempts to show if parties use alternative dispute resolutions, they can create a win-win- ending for everyone involved. There are several ADR methods

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