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The movie The Blind Side the movie is based on a true story of a teenage boy named Michael Oher. Michael is an impoverished, homeless, black teenage boy, who is deeply traumatized due to the lack of attention from his parents, his rough brought up in the by lanes of America as well as the fact that his mother is a heavy substance abuser . He is eventually admitted into an amazing private Christian School where he meets Leigh Anne Touhy, a wife of a successful businessman. She decides to help Michael for the night but eventually ends up helping him further as seeing Michaels kind, caring yet quite personality. She is right about Michaels potential as he does become an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick due to her kindness.
Organizational Behavior traits• Conflict management• Motivation• Johari window – The blind area• Self efficacy : The belief in our ability to succeed in specific situations. This sense of self-efficacy can play a major role in how you approach goals, tasks, and challenges.• Maslow’s need hierarchy theory
Conflict Management• The obliging style of conflict management played by Michael Oher where he has a low concern for himself and a high concern for others• Conflict is defined as the perception in an interdependent relationship of incompatible wishes, goals, attitudes, emotions, or behaviors.• Michael has conflict within himself, Michael Ohers Poem: I look and I see white everywhere. White walls, white floors and a lot of white people. The teachers do not know, I have no idea of anything they are talking about. I do not want to listen to anyone especially the teachers. They are giving homework and expecting me to do the problems on my own. I have never done homework in my life. I go to the bathroom and look in the mirror and say this is not Michael Oher. Michael feels alienated among all the white people in his school as he is the only black kid there.• Conflict can come in various types such as functional or dysfunctional conflicts. When a conflict helps to create a positive force, it is defined as functional conflict such as one of the scenes in the movie where Leigh Anne Touhy figures out more about herself and discovers that helping Michael is not only helping to change his life but to change hers as well.
The movie covers a variety of characters, allunique and with their own styles ofinterpersonal conflict management. No matterhow anyone may try to decrease a conflict it maystill occur and each person will have their ownway or style to deal with that conflict and that iswhat interpersonal conflict management is. Ourstyle of managing conflict depends in partupon our personality, our past experienceswith conflict as well as the role models wemay have had in our lives. Research hasidentified five main styles in handling conflict(Avoiding, Obliging, Dominating, Integrating andCompromising)