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INFONET: The Boundary Spanner Problem WRTG 3040
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Background Generally the expansion of companies and creation of divisions within that company show signs of health, growth, and an increase in profits. Infonet has had its ups and downs through out the years and we are now at a high. We have created three subdivisions in our company that allow for the more efficient allocation of assignments. One division that was created is the specific research and information for clients division. This area plans meetings and conventions, provides information on request, conducts research, and publishes newsletters for client organizations across the country. This division is very demanding and requires the employees who work in it, boundary spanners, to travel to clients and these spanners rarely are in their offices for face-to-face contact. Issue at Hand Unfortunately expansion and the creation of divisions often bring along a negative aspect that is regularly overlooked because of the numerous positive aspects and the expectations of growth. The afore mentioned division that deals with research and information for clients is experiencing some of these overlooked aspects. The boundary spanners are facing intraorganizational problems like communications errors, lack of appreciation, and some management techniques that are not properly suited for the subdivisions that InfoNet has created. One solution can be found in Mandatory Constructive Conflict Meetings, and tier effect on the integration of these Boundary Spanners will be exposed in the pages to follow.
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Constructive Conflict The word conflict almost always carries a negative connotation. In order to avoid this connotation we need to look at the downside of this aspect that might hurt our business. Conflict can cause many hiccups in the daily activities of the teams and may affect all facets of the work. Conflict can be defined simply as anything that causes such things as distractions, harbored anger towards fellow members of the team and the subsequent sharing of fewer ideas, and the general discontent towards the job. This type of conflict is the exact opposite of what we are trying to achieve. Constructive conflict resolution deals with the problems before it starts to become a major issue, and because it takes a proactive step, this type of resolution is able to bypass most of the negative aspects associated with conflict. Constructive conflict resolution is achieved through three key parts (McCarthy, 2007). The first part is Trust;
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