MHR 701--Conflict, Power and Politics

MHR 701--Conflict, Power and Politics - Conflict, Power,...

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Conflict, Power, and Politics MHR 701 Dr. Larry Inks Department of Management and Human Resources Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University
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2 Conflict in Organizations Conflict Outcomes and Resolution Power and Power Sharing Organizational Politics Summary Thoughts Overview
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3 The Nature of Conflict Conflict “The process in which one party perceives that its interests are being opposed or negatively affected by another party.” Dysfunctional conflict - Conflict that is detrimental to organizational goals and objectives Functional conflict - Conflict that is beneficial to organizational goals and objectives Potential Benefits of Conflict More effective management of change Increased morale and group cohesiveness Better, more candid and spontaneous communication Improved creativity and problem solving
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4 Behaviors Associated with Group Conflict Group polarization Increased group cohesiveness Decreased amount/increased negativity of communication Decrease in productivity (individual and organizational) Increase in “finger pointing” • Conditional cohesiveness Relevant to both intergroup and intragroup conflict
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5 Enabling Conditions for Worker/Management Conflict Large psychological distance between groups Large power/status difference between groups Differences in ideology/philosophy about work Scarce financial resources
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