Blue-Green Exercise

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Conflict is to be expected in any group and, if managed properly, can actually lead to creative ideas and solutions. If managed incorrectly, however, as in the Blue-Green exercise, it can destroy a group. What lessons can be drawn from the Blue-Green exercise about conflict and competition within organizations? How do you see the Blue-Green exercise being played out in real life, within your own organization? Also, give a detailed interpretation of how you personally deal with conflict, based on your scores on the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. What is your preferred style? Your backup style? How well does your mode of handling conflict work? What changes, if any, would you like to make in how you handle conflict? During the Blue-Green exercise in Session 2 of the CPM curriculum several lessons were learned regarding conflict and competiton within groups or organizations. Work habits emerged as a lesson learned during this exercise. While there was not an actual quatifiable item or activity produced during this exercise, group members expressed their opinions regarding how they felt regarding the need to increase their level of production in an effort to save a group that was struggling. The belief was that if they improved their output levels, profitability would improve and thus hopefully save the jobs of those …show more content…

By utuilizing this method of conflict resolution it makes my job easier in some instances. Given that I work in a quasi military environment and hold a position of command, this tends to be quick solution to problems in some instances. However, at times, compromising and collaboration work as an alternative method of conflict resolution. This is especially true when it involves working with other police departments on county wide projects and iniatives. These styles often times produce the best results because it allows for the best of all agencies to be incorporated into the

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