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Managing conflict in professional settings
Managing conflict in professional settings
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  • 1. Managing conflict inprofessional settings By: Prathima Kandukuri 11-17-12 5B
  • 2. Conflicts and opinions•We are a successful advertising firm•We recently got a project dealing with advertising forWheat-X, a well-known cereal brand.•The employees are having a conflict dealing withwhat type of advertisement we should create, amodern one with celebrities, or a traditional style withbillboards.•We don’t know what to do.
  • 3. Possible Solutions of team member1. Let the manger pick the style2. Take a vote to see which style has the majority and pick that one3. Split the team and make them work on both of the two styles. Whichever one turns out better should be used.
  • 4. Possible Solutions of Manager1. Mix the traditional and the modern solutions to come up with an all new, original, and creative idea.2. Let the team leader pick the style3. Pick the style in which Wheat-X also agrees with
  • 5. Outcomes of Possible solutions fromTeam member1. If we let the manager pick the style, it would be totally biased and there would be a lot of unhappy employees.2. If we take a vote, there will be a direct majority and the other group has to agree the winner. That’s a good idea.3. If we do that, we probably will not have enough group members to finish the project by the given deadline.
  • 6. Outcomes of Possible solutions from themanager1. If we mix the traditional and modern style, both groups will be happy since we are using an idea both of the groups like. But, the people viewing the advertisement will most likely be confused and will not like the advertisement much.2. If the manager lets the team leader pick, there will be a lot of unhappy employees and most likely, more conflicts will arise. But, at least, the project will be done.3. Wheat-X got a deal with us to make the advertisement. If we ask them for an idea, they would think of giving the project to us was a waste of money. So, that’s a bad idea.
  • 7. The best solution I think the best solution a team member would pick is taking a vote for the best style. I think the best solution a manager would pick is letting the team leader pick the style since they are the ones mostly coming up with ideas for the project.
  • 8. Works Cited Brollier, Dillon. "The 7 Difficult Co-workers." RP Opinions. N.p., 13 Apr. 2012. Web. 17 Nov. 2012. <http://www.asurampage.com/opinions/the-seven-difficult-co- workers- 1.2847360#.UKfMxIeADnghttp://www.asurampage.com/opinion s/the-seven-difficult-co-workers-1.2847360#.UKfMxIeADng>. Iannarino, Anthony S. "How to Handle This Political Season at Work." The Sales Blog. S. Anthony Iannarino, 28 June 2012. Web. 17 Nov. 2012. <http://thesalesblog.com/blog/2012/06/28/how-to-handle-this- political-season-at-work/>. "Problems at Work?" Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). N.p., Feb. 2009. Web. 17 Nov. 2012. <http://www.bis.gov.uk/files/file50732.pdf>

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