Example Of A Conflict Analysis

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Conflict comes in various sizes and styles and isn’t prone to just one part of a life. You will deal with conflict in your personal and professional life with your professional life being the tougher of the two. If it’s someone you know personally such as a friend or family member, it’s much easier to share openly and honestly. When it’s a co-worker, boss or fellow leader, the situation is much tougher. Typically, conflict can foster creativity when it is about ideas rather than personalities. In contrast, team members can be committed to maintaining harmony during meetings, but unresolved differences can spill over into nasty remarks outside the office. (Bateman/Snell 486). I have been a member of, and led teams that offered both types of results and needed different management styles. I’ve found that collaboration can produce some of the best results but this is not without the obstacles of moving past avoidance and compromise which seem to produce nothing. In my current role as director of marketing, …show more content…
She did not come directly to me. By going to our boss, she elevated the issue beyond a regular conversation. I immediately felt like our leader was required to take sides when she could have shared her feelings with me and not required his assistance at all. I almost felt like I was being tattled on by a sibling. This is where personal and professional conflict have distinct differences. If she had been my sibling, I could have punched her in the arm and gone back to normal. As a peer, I could not negate her feelings or concern because she clearly wasn’t comfortable coming directly to me. What you learn along the way is that professional relationships will use their personal feelings when creating conflict and you can rely only upon professionalism to solve the issue. You must walk the fine line of understand the other persons feelings and fears and attempt to address them

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