Realize that you might need to repair the relationship after using a forcing strategy if the other party feels that you did not show adequate consideration for their concerns. It is a supplement to my MBA 751 - Managing People in Organizations class.Again, collaborating is normally the best strategy for handling conflicts over important issues. It is intended to reinforce the course concepts and maintain communication among my former MBA 751 students, but anyone is welcome to subscribe.Collaborating is also an option, but it might not be worth the time. back to the top E-mail Your Comments Whether you are one of my former students or not, I invite you to share any insights or concerns you have regarding the topic of this newsletter or any other topic relating to management skills. The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table. "I'm looking for the seal." A father was reading Bible stories to his young son.Avoiding should normally be reserved for situations where there is a clear advantage to waiting to resolve the conflict. He read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." His son asked, "What happened to his flea?Too often, interpersonal conflicts persist and even worsen if there is no attempt to resolve them. Avoiding is appropriate if you are too busy with more important concerns and if your relationship with the other party is unimportant. In a Nutshell It's important to remember that there are many strategies we can use in conflict situations, but each of us tends to habitually use some strategies more often than others.To most effectively resolve a conflict, we should use the strategy that is most appropriate for that particular conflict situation.
is an important variable--if there were never any time pressures, collaboration might always be the best approach to use.They offer free 30 minute diagnostics and have been great about communication before, during and after the work.Dave has a scientist/engineer mind when it comes to cars (or maybe doctor's?Conflict Management Strategies There is a menu of strategies we can choose from when in conflict situations: Research on conflict management styles has found that each of us tends to use one or two of the above five strategies more than the others.For instance, some people predominantly use collaborating when in interpersonal conflict situations.