Explain Why Group Experience Conflict

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In today 's complex business environment managers and employees face many obstacles relating to working in groups on assigned projects in order to complete those projects that ultimately contribute to the bottom line, or enables the company to remain a competitive force within their assigned industry. There are many reasons as to why groups experience conflict but one business I want to highlight refers to conflict within the organizational structure. "Good introductory paragraph
Organizational Structure Good use of headings;

According to Robbins and Judge (2009), organizational structure explains how job tasks are formally divided, grouped, and coordinated (pg. 519). When we take a look at this definition we can all assume that structure
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Robbins and Judge 2009 comment that bureaucracy refers to specialization and employees following specified rules and a regulation within their designated departments and the decision-making process relies on the chain of command, a centralization approach (pg. 527). Our text points out a problem with bureaucracy in relation to group theory whereby there is an obsessive concern for following the rules (pg. 528). This issue is important to highlight because working within groups or within an organization if the leader or manager is obsessed with following the rules it will leave no opportunities to think outside of the box and stunts inspirational innovation to solving complex problems. These actions can cause a shut down of the group whereby decision making would become rigid or, a worst case scenario, no decisions would be made to fix any problems or complete any projects the organization undertakes. For instance, to relate this concept to a military perspective, I work in the Finance department. In my department, we not only execute pay operations but we also must prepare our Soldiers to deploy when the nation calls. One part of our preparation relates to ensuring Soldiers are qualified on their assigned weapons. During one planning event I was in a meeting with my supervisor, or First Sergeant, and my peers, or fellow Staff Sergeants, were planning our annual weapons qualification range where a conflict appeared; our two large transport vehicles, or LMTVs, were inoperable. Thus, we did not have transportation to the range. One of my peers commented on possibly canceling the range until the vehicles became operable. Another one of my peers made a bad joke that our supervisor didn 't like, commenting that we didn 't need to qualify since the Army deploys us regardless. Lastly, I recommended the option of coordinating with another unit to borrow their transportation

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