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Conflict Management Styles
Conflict occurs in organizations whenever a difference of opinions exists. People disagree over many things including but not limited to, policies and procedures, the overall direction of the company, and distribution of rewards. This type of conflict is substantive conflict, as described in our reading text organizational behavior as a, "fundamental disagreement over ends or goals to be pursued". The second type of conflict is emotional conflict; which involves, "interpersonal difficulties that arise over feelings of anger, mistrust, dislike, fear, resentment, and the like." This type of conflict occurs when two or more persons do not see eye to eye or simply do not get along for whatever reason.
I cannot abide in conflict. I hate confrontations and try to avoid them at all costs. However, I realize that in the business world, there will be differences of opinion and that in order to minimize the te...