Conflict Mode Essay

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CONFLICT MODE

Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

P R O F I L E A N D I N T E R P R E T I V E R E P OR T

Kenneth W. Thomas and Ralph H. Kilmann

Prepared for

MICHAELS PAT
March 19, 2001

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Thomas-Kilmann
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CONFLICT MODE

The Five Conflict-Handling Modes
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is designed to
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Competing might mean standing up for your rights, defending a position you believe is correct, or simply trying to win. On a continuum from 0 to 12, your score on Competing is 5.

A C C O M M O D A T I N G
Accommodating is unassertive and cooperative - the opposite of competing. When accommodating, an individual neglects his or her own concerns to satisfy the concerns of the other person; there is an element of self-sacrifice in this mode. Accommodating might take the form of selfless generosity or charity, obeying another person’s order when you would prefer not to, or yielding to another’s point of view. On a continuum from 0 to 12, your score on Accommodating is 9.

A V O I D I N G
Avoiding is unassertive and uncooperative. When avoiding, an individual does not immediately pursue either his or her own concerns or those of the other person. He or she does not address the conflict. Avoiding might take the form of diplomatically sidestepping an issue, postponing an issue until a better time, or simply withdrawing from a threatening situation. On a continuum from 0 to 12, your score on Avoiding is 5.

C O L L A B O R A T I N G
Collaborating is both assertive and cooperative - the opposite of avoiding. When collaborating, an individual attempts to work with the other person to find a solution that fully satisfies the concerns of both. It involves digging into an issue to identify the underlying concerns

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