Conflicts Essay

1269 Words Jul 8th, 2012 6 Pages
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Associate Level Material
Conflicts Are Important Worksheet

In this assignment, you must write 300 to 450 words on conflict and conflict management. Record your answers in this worksheet.

Part 1: The Five Conflict Types

Describe each of the five conflict types using paragraph form.

Conflict is important and it is also important to recognize the different types of conflicts that you may be involved with. By knowing this, you can recognize the state of mind you’re in and if possible avoid it. Pseudo conflicts are one of the five different types. These are not real conflicts, they are only perceived as conflicts. Pseudo conflicts can result from two causes: faulty assumptions and false dilemmas. Mistaking assumptions for
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I took that very personal because I believe that all of us should be treated equally no matter the title, status and who or what you know. That conversation got quit heated that the district manager got involved. The last type of conflict is called Need conflicts this usually occurs when the needs of one individual are at odds with the needs of another. When you need a tool to finish a job and so does your co-worker, when you need time to complete a project for work and your spouse needs your help right now, or when you need to schedule a meeting at two o’clock and your team member can’t be there until three, you have a conflict of needs. Sometimes need conflicts are easily resolved by redefining or restating the needs in a way that allows a mutually satisfying solution.

Part 2: The Five Conflict Management Styles

Describe each of the five conflict management styles and explain the strengths and weaknesses of each. Use paragraph form.

There are five different conflict management styles. Each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses. These styles are called avoiders, accommodators, forcers, compromisers and collaborators. Avoiders steer clear of conflict for a variety of reasons. If you are an avoider, you may lack the time, energy, confidence, or skills to engage in conflict. Avoiders try to stay away from conflict by leaving the situation, changing the subject, or simply agreeing to disagree without

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