Chapter 10 -Conflict Mgmt

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Unformatted text preview: u, then accommodating can yield a good result for all. Compromising Compromising • Giving something up, but also getting something in return. • Sometimes group members may be ambivalent. Avoiding Avoiding • Withdrawing from conflict conveys low social and low task focus. • Mostly counterproductive – very little gets accomplished. • Avoiding might be appropriate in certain situations (low power position; taking time to process) Competing Competing • High task relationship with little/low social concerns. • “let’s get the job done” mentality • Blame is often assigned to group members. • In specific instances competing can be productive – a problem group member. Comparing styles Comparing styles • Collaboration is the most constructive, productive, positive and effective style. • Other styles have pros and cons • Power­force should be used as a last resort, except in emergencies when decisive action is necessary. • Task Types of Conflict Types of Conflict – Routine (negative eff...
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This document was uploaded on 02/20/2014 for the course SPCM 232 at Colorado State.

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