For some of us, this is not our natural disposition. However, in the workplace, we need to speak up because it is part of all our jobs. Conflict is Needed at Times It is understandable if you want to avoid conflict. Yet, think of all you have accomplished by not speaking up. The truth is, by not speaking up you remain trapped in your conflict.
In fact, individual’s personal beliefs are at odds with the interest of the organization. In this situation, staffs may be tempted to fight for her or his interest which leads to a conflict. I think, sometimes relationship between the colleagues bring about conflict in the organization. It is important to distinguish what those biases are and address them before conflict arises.
1. Conflicts are inevitable in common life and in organizations’ life. Conflicts arise from differences. When individuals come together in teams the difference in terms of power, values, and attitudes contribute and create conflict. In this case we can see different kind of conflicts.
Perhaps, at that point in time, I am not sure if she thought there was changes in my behaviors, which made her think that the age difference will place pressure on our relationship. After all, our age gap could be contributing to our differing field of experience. Ferguson and Terrion (2014) argues that, “We communicate with each other to the extent that we have overlapping fields of experience” (p. 10). In addition, my father was also a secondary party of the conflict. He was not pleased with how I was handling the conflict, despite it being a relationship that meant a lot to me.
By nature, people do not like change. Especially change that takes them out of their comfort zones or disrupts habit. A sense of urgency is simply identifying that the current system, product, service, or whatever it is that needs to change is no longer the best option. As such, an urgency must be established to stop such action. (Doseck, K. (2015, March
When people are in conflict, they often contradict each other, denying the opponent=s description of a situation. This tends to make people defensive, and they will either lash out, or withdraw and say nothing more. However, if they feel that their opponent is really attuned to their concerns and wants to listen, they are likely to explain in detail what they feel and why. If both parties to a conflict do this, the chances of being able to develop a solution to their mutual problem becomes much
These have been discussed below. Organisational Environment – Conflicts in an organisation might rise because of conflict of ideas and expression among individuals in the organisation with a common mission but incompatible goals or approaches. Conflicts often rise among a coordinator and subordinators can be because of the over-demanding nature of the manager and extreme criticism delivered by him. Employees in this situation might not openly voice their concerns but indulge in surface acting which at some point of time will aggravate conflicts and the frustration might burst out
Common Sources of Conflict in a Project The major sources of conflict among project teams are project goals not agreed upon, disagreement of the project's priorities and conflicting work schedules. Most organizations today run multiple projects and team members often find themselves serving on a variety of project teams and may report to a variety of project managers while reporting directly to functional managers. Complex reporting relationships make it difficult to share information. Personality and interpersonal issues may also draw conflict, particularly in high technology environments, where cross-functional, self-directed teams with technical backgrounds must rely on work of others to get their own work done. The following are common reasons of project conflicts: • Conflicting interests of stakeholders.
Dysfunctional conflict can be described as an aggressive format of conflict where people would normally refuse to work towards a particular solution and therefore the task indeed becomes compromised. Conflict in a working environment has its advantages and disadvantages. Some advantages may include the stimulation of creative thinking and helping people to learn from one another as well to undertstand a problem better. Disadvantages may include behaviour such as violence and it could hamper with the productivity of the business. There are various reasons for conflict such as inclusivity and cultural diversity, poor communication, resource allocation and values and ethics.
Conflict is a characteristic of human existence. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, conflict periodically enters our lives. Pie and Diez (2007 as cited in Parlevliet (2011), claimed that conflict is a state or condition of opposition, antagonism and discord. It is a struggle or contest between people with opposing needs, ideas, beliefs, values, or goals. Asante (2011) declared that there are disparate interests and contrary views behind a conflict, which are revealed when people see a problem from their perspective alone.