When an argument arises, everyone has the choice to either talk it out face-to-face, talk over technology, or to ignore the issue and let it get worse. This has been displayed recently by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The movie-documentary “My so Called Enemy” shows how face-to-face interactions might help the conflict subside, but not exactly how it works. The evidence that is provided below shows that face-to-face interactions may be able to help resolve issues better than non-face-to-face interactions.
Throughout the film, Ordinary People, the Jarrett family deals with sudden severe tragic news. When the news was received of their son Buck getting in an awful boating accident, the family became a mess. The relations in the family for each family member became weak, due to lack of communication. Beth, Calvin, and Conrad all could have related back to the conflict management skills to help them as a whole.
Furthermore, even though so many attempts have been made by law-abiding citizens in neighborhoods with high incidence of drug dealing to aid the enforcement of anti-drug laws, the already less ordered and community-oriented neighborhood have made huge obstacles for putting law into effect. Conflict theory argues that social class, power, income, and neighborhood all affect the degree to which a community is tortured by drug epidemic. Economics and politics become the primary causal factors in the spread of drug dealing. Poverty helps to create a market for drug dealing, on the demand side with people attempting to mentally escape from the sad circumstances of their lives, and on the supply side, with drug dealing becoming a source of needed
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Conflict resolution as a field of study as indicated has formed hypothetical bits of knowledge into the nature and source of conflict and how conflicts can be resolved through peaceful systems to effectuate a dependable settlement. Morton Deutsch, was the first to form and understanding into the helpful results of collaboration as a scholastic enquiry. In his view, various variables like the way of the debate and the objectives every group in a conflict goes for are crucial in deciding the sort of introduction a group would convey to the negotiation table in its endeavor to unravel the conflict (Morton Deucth, 1985, p.24). To him, two essential orientations do exist. These are competitive and cooperative. Deutsch further predicts the sort of
There are numerous people that view or assume that conflict is destructive. But some other individuals perceive conflict in a different insight because there can be made changes to address the problems regarding the conflict. There are positives perspectives on conflict like it provides opportunities for individuals to present contradictory yet fairly valid views that allow the understanding of their contributions to their jobs. Many Health care workers face recurrent conflicts because of the lack of communication and making assumptions. Many staff members may claim that they are no conflicts in there workfield others may argue that this is the outcome of not acknowledging conflict.The majority of conflicts uprise from
As described earlier in the introduction part, I have recalled different courses of negotiation in my life from which I have tried to figure out my weaknesses and strengths. Before the negotiation course, I could only realize some of my capacity and limits, for example I might be good at emotional control and bad at active listening. I believed they were not all the weaknesses and strengths that I should realize. In addition, I found it hard to hone my strengths and improve my weaknesses because (i) I did not see negotiation in systematic viewpoint (ii) I have not had enough negotiation experiences. Thankfully, this course has shed the new light on the wide scope of negotiations and how they should be conducted. From this course, I am able to see more dimensions of negotiations and subsequently, better figure out my weaknesses and strengths. As a result, I could find a more effective way to develop my negotiation skills.
It is in the interest of both parties to reduce the number of felons. Additionally, both the citizens and the government want to have a larger voting public. Mediation allows both parties to pursue these goals with policy reform that they see as effective, and then reach a compromise to benefit everybody in the state, regardless of their criminal status. In any mediation, there need to be parties that are brought to the negotiating table. In this instance the parties would be a bipartisan committee of Florida legislators and a group of 20 felons represented by the ACLU. It is important to keep the groups small for mediation because smaller groups are more likely to be successful in mediation talks (Klerman and Klerman 692). While reducing the number of people at the table inevitably reduces the amount of voices that can be represented, the committees will still be large enough as to not marginalize significant voices. Each mediation must also have somebody controlling the discussion. In this instance, legislators in Florida will pass a bill allocating $200,000 to pay for professional mediators from the United States Department of Justice directing the discussion. A professional mediator can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each case before setting expectations for the results (Klerman and Klerman 691). It is important that
Discernment is generally at loss in the midst of tragedy. The film Ordinary People displays how the Jarrett family copes with the loss of their son, Buck, in a boating accident. Inability to communicate ultimately leads to far more dysfunction than Conrad, Beth, and Calvin can imagine. The misinterpretation of acts of “silence or violence” can be avoided with conflict management techniques.
Honest Communication – Use your active listening skills along with “I” messages to tell your side of the story and listen…listen…listen…to the other person tell their side of the story. Remember, each person experiences the conflict from their own unique point of view, so it’s OK to disagree! WARNING! – Don’t fall into the trap of arguing about what happened or who is right. Conflict resolution is NOT about blaming. It’s about listening, understanding, and finding solutions to the problem.
In Chapter 2, the author speaks heavily on biblical principles of unity and conflict resolution (Elm-p26). And it is not necessarily that I disagree with him, but when I attempt to translate the ideas into a different cultural context I can see problems arising. For example, Elmer (p24) speaks on conflict as being irritations, misunderstandings or unmet expectations that bring conflict, resulting in disunity. However, I see this as more as an individualistic issue or something that is commonly present in a Western culture. I am not saying it cannot arise in a communal culture, but in most cases I think it is more prevalent in an individualistic society.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party helps disputants resolve a conflict (Bishop, p. 64). The employee/supervisor mediation was my first experience role-playing as a mediator in a dispute. I enjoyed the experience and recognized how significant the role of a mediator was. There are many strategies/avenues a mediator can take when conducting a mediation and it is imperative that the mediator is able to adapt their mediation strategy in order to satisfy the party’s needs. This in-class role-play gave me the opportunity to apply all the knowledge that I learned during the course, to a real workplace scenario. I especially utilized Ewert’s five-stages of mediation, by preparing, introducing, framing the issues to the parties, determining the parties’ interests, and crafting solutions. Overall, I was extremely proud of the mediation and how passionate my disputants were.
Conflict perspective focuses their attention on society as a whole. Conflict theorists see society as in a continuous sate of conflict between groups and classes. He struggle for power and income is a continuous process but one in which many categories of people appear as opponents-classes, races, nationalities and even the sexes. Society is held together through the power of dominant groups or classes. The shared values, which functionalist see as glue for holding society together, do no realty form rue consensus; instead this is an artificial consensus in which the dominant groups or classes impose their values and rules upon rest of the people.
Mediation is a voluntary type of conflict management. This defines the challengers in an intractable issue, select whether to start or prolong mediation or not, and they keep their command over the result of their issue, with their autonomy to accept or refuse any elements of the procedure or the final contract,
Mediation is a different yet effective way to resolve problems where the parties bring about their own solution to their problem contrary to going in front of a judge or an arbitrator whom will have full control and decide on behalf of you. Mediation helps the parties involved reach a final solution through a mutual and voluntary agreement, this is exactly what makes mediation a process that should be looked into if the situation permits it.