Motivation Theories and Conflict Management Strategies

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Motivation Theories and Conflict Management Strategies
Conflict Management Strategies are important tools to help solving daily particular situations and will reduce hostility at work. The main purpose is to look at everyone’s concerns and implement a resolution that will satisfy all the members of a group or a team. It will then ultimately bring more unity and cohesion as well as better performance and results. Many times in the workplace, concerns may arise about a particular situation in which individuals must come together to find a common ground. A conflict management strategy that can be use is collaboration. Collaboration in the workplace is individuals cooperating with other individuals by understanding his or her concerns whereas also voicing his or hers own concerns to find a mutual solution. It is a win-win situation for both parties (Conflict Management). When dealing with collaboration, keys element are present. In order to collaborate freely with others, trust must be within the atmosphere. Often at times, parties are fearful to put his or her trust in another party of whom they work with, fearing that the task will not be completed . If both parties share a common goal, then collaboration in the workplace works very well. The environment is a key element to have when collaborating with other because it creates a calm and positive atmosphere to leave room for positive brainstorming. The first step to collaboration is communication. It set the tone to find the common group for the ‘win-win” solution for all parties involved. In today’s workplace, developing a team that has conflicts among themselves is an ongoing issue has been happening for quite some time. Regrettably many efforts have failed overtime to overcome this problem due to the lacked of dedication and concentration to engage in a team excellence. Systematically applying the team role framework can help teams overcome these potential deficits (Schoonover, 2002). One technique that can be applied when dealing with a conflict is to train the leaders and team members on how to deal with a particular conflict before they begin working together as a team. Perhaps a few sessions on group problem solving or brainstorming on ideas on current projects may improve group team dynamics when conflict occurs. A strategy that can be put into practice is “Avoiding.” When you are not paying attention to the conflict or do not take any action to resolve, it will give you time to cool off and think about the more important issues to take care of. The Accommodation strategy is a convenient tool that helps to deals with issues with individuals in an immediate manner to satisfy any type of concerns. Leaving what is not important to the common objective of the group is what makes this strategy useful in situations in which that individual or collective issues distract attention to the main purpose (Swinton, 2006). Although this strategy does not emphasize on immediate solutions to conflicts it remains as a fast tool to maintain a clear focus on the team’s objectives. However, it is not recommended to implement this theory at all times because it doesn’t concentrate on the source of the problem. Several conflict strategies exist, but which is most effective in a work setting? After evaluation different workplace settings, the compromise strategy seems to fit best for both parties in a conflict at work. This way both sides agree on the most pertinent points that can resolve the problem. Although a full collaboration strategy would be the most ideal, it may be difficult to have a win-win outcome all of the time. Implementing a compromise strategy to conflicts at work allow both parties to Motivation Theories and Conflict Management Strategies Conflict Management Strategies are important tools to help solving daily particular situations and will reduce hostility at work. The main purpose is to look at everyone’s concerns and implement a resolution that will...
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