Conflict Management

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Conflict Management Plan

1. Identify the available conflict management strategies and their strengths and weaknesses.

StrategyStrengthsWeaknesses

Competing

Stand for their rights
Usually fails in the long run.
Reduces the interpersonal connections.

Collaboration strategy
Long term associations that creates a win/win scenarioTime consuming Hard to really develop

Avoidance
Solves conflicts better Difference of opinions
Differences in personal beliefs

Compromising

Long term objectives and important valuesPossible of being derailed

Accommodation
Supporting another opinionDecisions maybe are made on default.

2.Which of the available conflict management strategies is most appropriate for the current situation with David and James? Provide your rationale, including what factors you considered in making your selection. Your response should be at least 100 words.

I think the collaborative strategy would be the most appropriate for the David and James situation. This strategy would eliminate all the misinterpretations between the two. This method also lets David and James communicate better while working together. It will become easier if they both understand what needs to be done and what they both need to do to get it accomplished. By determining the misinterpretations of James and David its giving them the ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, both understand each other and new hear ideas instead of interpretation information. If both agree to change their attitude towards each then the work will get done.

3. If the selected strategy is not successful, what is your alternate strategy? Provide your rationale for this selection. Your response should be at least 100 words.

If the collaborating strategy did not work for James and David, I would use the compromising strategy. This strategy would work because both are able to be in charge. The collaboration strategy would also be...
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