Microsoft’s collaborative style of conflict management shows up in how their corporate campus is setup. They expect hard work and long hours but they do so while supporting the employees. The building itself is laid out in an X shape to maximize natural light, cube farms arereplaced with private enclosed offices to allow privacy to think, and there are multiple cafeterias for social gathering that contain subsidized food, caffeinated beverages being free. Perhaps as Dearlove puts it, “the most telling test of Microsoft culture was that so many of the original
Final Project Part 2 Milestone Three: Problem-Solving and Conflict Management4employees continued to work there rather moving on to new career challenges, and how many employees remained at the company even after when they were financially secure beyond their wildest dreams” (2010).
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