Personality Conflict In The Workplace

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Team management is an essential component of a successful organization. The creation of a well-organized team starts with choosing an educated and experienced team leader. The identification of other leaders in the group will assist with the bonding with the rest of the members of the team. Cooperation of all the team members is a fundamental factor that if not used, the expected performance and milestones will not be met. Personality conflicts can be the main ingredient for the lack of cooperation because it restricts communication and idea transfer. This is why the team leader needs to identify issues before they become problems. A large organization such as Verizon with the amount of competition they have cannot afford to have substandard …show more content…
Personality conflict can destroy a team before they are given their first milestone achievement. Personality conflict can happen all through the tenure of the team. The team members as said by Matthews and McLees (2015) may accept the group, but do not like the limitations of the group. The members question position and decisions. It is very important for the team leader to defuse personality conflicts in the very beginning to potentially reduce this problem later on. This will affect every part of the team, the milestones, the goals, the organization, and the customers.
In the beginning, personality conflict can stem from any number of reasons. The team leader must be able to understand what the personality conflict is, be able to acknowledge the conflict in the very beginning and then resolve the conflict (Karmakar and Paneerselvan, 2014). If the team members become uneasy with each other at the beginning and the team leader does not take control it can lead to trust issues, arguments, no communication, and that will lead to a lack of information being passed and discussed. If the team has succumbed to these issues the decision-making ability will be
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According to Matthews and McLees (2015) the team as a whole must consider challenges, but the team leader does not have time to diffuse actual personality conflict between individuals, but the team leader would have time to listen to a calculated debate between experienced individuals that are working for the same goal, but they just have a different way of getting to it. A powerful team has the ability to capture organization specific advancements, uniqueness, creativity, and efficiency (Matthews and McLees,

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