Disadvantages Of Conflict Management

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Conflict management is the process of limiting the negative aspects of conflict while increasing the positive aspects of conflict. The aim of conflict management is to enhance learning and group outcomes, including effectiveness or performance in organizational setting (Ra him, 2002, p. 208).
There are several causes of conflict. Conflict may occur when:
• A party is required to engage in an activity that is incongruent with his or her needs or interests.
• A party holds behavioral preferences, the satisfaction of which is incompatible with another person 's implementation of his or her preferences.
• A party wants some mutually desirable resource that is in short supply, such that the wants of all parties involved may not be satisfied fully.
• A party possesses attitudes, values, skills, and goals that are salient in directing his or her behavior but are perceived to be exclusive of the attitudes, values, skills, and goals held by the other(s).
• Two parties have partially exclusive behavioral preferences regarding their joint actions.
• Two parties are interdependent in the performance of functions or activities.
(Rahim, 2002, p. 207)
Special consideration should be paid to conflict management between two parties from distinct cultures. In addition to the everyday sources of conflict, "misunderstandings, and from this counterproductive, pseudo conflicts, arise when members of one culture are unable to understand culturally determined differences in communication practices,

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