behaviours that isolated members from each and impacted the group harmony in general. A sense of partition happened within the group and caused severe tension and a negative work environment. This left lasting impressions on both parties that had gone through the stages of conflict. The reasons behind the conflict: 1) Differences in working styles: It can be assumed from the lack of minimal communication that some team members preferred to work independently on their given tasks and parts on their own pace and not continuously collaborate with others, which caused miscommunication and delays in the complying of parts . 2) Difference in Course work/ education systems: A contributing factor that caused clashes within our group was background knowledge and expertise in the given field and the quality of work different members were accustomed to. 3) Different conflict management styles: Since the group members had differem CMS, based on the dual concerns theory it was evident that while some members were trying to be collaborative, other members were avoidant and had caused 4) DIfference in Interests: The different team members had different goals and objectives which might have contradicted each other's goals, and hindered and created obstacles for each other.
Assignment 5: Analyzing a Contemporary Conflict The things that fueled and catalyzed the conflict further: 1) Interpersonal relationships: It was evident that some group members who had worked together previously had strong relationships. Even those members were welcoming the existing working environment kind of made it difficult for new members to assimilate as smoothly. 2) Lack of communication: Due to different CMS members of the team were not actively communicating their opinions and thoughts. This could have also been due to group conformity as newer members felt they should suppress their opinions 3) Lack of active listening: Passive-aggressive behaviours were triggered between group members and more conflict as there was lack of active listening. Without
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