1.1 Identify causes of conflict at work (12) According to a study by Bell and Hart in 2000 and 2002, there are 8 causes of conflict. Conflicting resources, conflicting styles, expectations, goals, pressures and roles, different personal values, and unpredictable policies. Poor management can cause conflict in the workplace. If the team don’t know the boundaries and goals, or if they are unclear of what job they are supposed to be doing, they will start to clash. I think this was the case in my workplace, due to naivety and lack of confidence.
Conflict arises from a clash of perceptions, goals, or values in an arena where people care about the outcome. Confusion can cause conflict because individuals in the organization want to achieve their own personal goals while also working with others to achieve the common mission of the organization. Conflict can be helpful in making necessary changes within the home or work environment. However, unresolved conflict can result in feelings of dissatisfaction, unhappiness, hopelessness, depression, and other emotions. Most conflicts in the workplace can lead to a lot of negative situations, such as being permanently dismissed from your job, work productivity can decrease, it can also increase absenteeism (which is having numerous absences from your job) and sometimes could even result in violence or serious crimes.
When unethical decisions are made, everyone involved in the corporation and its well being are affected in a negative way and will jeopardize the well being of the business. “Ethical responsibilities of an organization’s management are to follow the generally held beliefs about behavior in society” (Wheelen and Hunger, pg 58). An ethical role within the corporation is not mandatory, however it is practiced in most businesses would be giving employees notices of
This law would minimize the number of accidents that occur, I do believe. If cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle was against the law, I do believe it would only be far if the computers in a cop car should also be illegal. I say this because most of the time cops are focused on the computer and if they weren’t distracted by the computer they would also be able to prevent accidents that occur because of speeding. Another reason to adopt the law of cell phone usage while operating a motor vehicle would be because texting is against the law and we as citizens are required to follow the laws. It is overall dangerous to talk on the phone, and or text while operating a motor
Running head: WORKPLACE COMPUTERS Technology in the Workplace: Utilizing Workplace Computers for Personal Use Joe Johnson Spring 2011 As the years move forward, there is an increasing amount of technological advancements being made. These advances are making many professional and personal tasks more convenient and easier to perform. And while there are many benefits and advantages to the ever changing and increasing technological resources available to individuals, there are also disadvantages in the workplace. With technology usage and technological advancement comes various ethical issues, specifically employee misuse and abuse of company computers for personal use. Thus, employers must establish and develop acceptable use policies that will serve to educate and inform employees about the acceptable use of workplace computers and technology.
Bullying in the workplace is in the majority of cases reported as having been perpetrated by management - the impact is usually critical to both the individuals and the business. Employees physical and mental health problems: o High stress; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) o Financial problems due to absence o Reduced self-esteem o Sleep and digestive disturbances o Increased depression/self-blame o Family tension and stress Kareem S. Al Tobgy Organizational behavior - ESLSCA 37C Impact on Organizations: Each of the individual consequences listed above can be very costly for the organization. Costs of bullying generally fall into three categories: o o o Replacing staff members that leave as a result of being bullied, cost of training new employees. Work effort being displaced as staff cope with bullying incidents (i.e., effort being directed away from work productivity and towards coping) Costs associated with investigations of ill treatment and potential legal
When working on a virtual team as in an Internet class, the development of trust is even more difficult to obtain because there is not the face-to- face interaction. When there is fear of conflict, the doors to communication close. Think about a time when an issue came up, but wasn’t addressed because of the fear of conflict. The fear of conflict can create an artificial harmony, where resentment and distrust develop. As this tension builds it delays productivity and resolution of the initial conflict.
Banning the Use of Cell Phones Today cell phones play an indispensable role in our society today. However, the convenience cell phones offer must be judged against the hazards they pose. Accidental deaths in the United States are the number one cause by cell phone use. Since driver inattention is a major leading factor of traffic accidents, our driving habits and those of others should be paid close attention to. Therefore, many countries today have prohibited certain use of hand-held devices while driving because of the personal safety and the safety of others, dangers associated, and causes distractions which could lead to death.
Because of the increased number of traffic accidents caused by cell phones, I believe cell phone use should be banned while driving automobiles. Using a cell phone while driving is not only a major distraction, but it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. In a recent study done by Strayer and Johnson, they found that “cell-phone conversations made drivers more likely to miss traffic signals and react more slowly to the signals that they did detect” (Strayer and Drews 128). Awareness of one’s surroundings is vital in safe operation of an automobile. When a driver is talking on a cell phone, the phone conversation “disrupts performance by diverting attention from the external environment associated with the driving task to an engaging context associated with the cell-phone conversation” (Strayer and Drews 129).
And the person who is on their phone, checking their emails or reading a text is not even aware of the social catastrophe they are causing. In today’s society more and more people are communicating behind their screens rather than having face to face conversations. Addiction to social media via smartphones and computers is a serious problem. We must make a conscious effort to step away from our screens and interact with one another and start to live more productive lives. (Reveal Topic) III.