Conflict Management

In: Psychology

Submitted By chapmami
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Conflict Management
University of Phoenix
April 6, 2008

Team conflict is normally seen as negative. Teams are usually thought of as its members disagreeing, arguing and yelling at each other all the time. Dealing openly with group conflict seems uncomfortable for most individuals, but these derailments are a normal part of every team's functioning. Dealing with a team conflict head-on can assist the team in finding better solutions and developing a solid foundation of trust in the long run. Every team has internal conflicts from time to time. A good team leader will try to avoid team conflict, and others handle disagreements inappropriately. But team leaders who handle problems constructively can improve productivity, generate new ideas and personally develop team members. At first, team conflict might seem to be negative and something that needs the team leader's immediate involvement to rectify. Sometimes conflict among team players is very important to develop new thinking and actually moving the team forward.
In any disagreement, any lines of communication among people and or teams are often broken down. People stop talking to each other and may take away any representatives that they have talking to the other members of the team that might be able to bring a conclusion to the misunderstanding, and they might be much less open about the information they release to the other members. The result is often frequent misunderstandings, exaggerated and overly hostile stereotypes mistrust and panic. Opening a line of communication with the other members of the team is one of the most important steps to take if you want to de-escalate a disagreement and prevent any misunderstanding. Just by re-establishing communication.

As reorganization come into play at most organizations, putting team together to get the work which was once...