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   This is a word that causes most of us a great    degree of discomfort, anger, frustration,    sadness and pain.   The...
   A simple disagreement between team    members, if unresolved may escalate into    avoidance, inability to work togethe...
   Disagreeing with another   Complaints about our performance   Criticism of our behavior or attitude   Fighting with...
   Time of growth for the parties involved.   Timey which problems can be solved creatively by    looking together at a ...
   Chance to be the “Devil’s advocate” in regard to    our position, attitudes, and beliefs.   Opportunity to clarify ou...
Conflict
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Conflict

  1. 1.  This is a word that causes most of us a great degree of discomfort, anger, frustration, sadness and pain. The dictionary defines “conflict” as a struggle to resist or overcome, contest of opposing forces or powers, strife, battle. A state or condition of opposition, antagonism, discord. A painful tension set up by a clash between opposed and contradictory impulses.
  2. 2.  A simple disagreement between team members, if unresolved may escalate into avoidance, inability to work together, verbal assaults, and resentment. In the worst cases, it may also lead to hostility and eventual separation from the organization. Therefore, it is important that the confict be resolved as soon as possible.
  3. 3.  Disagreeing with another Complaints about our performance Criticism of our behavior or attitude Fighting with another Stress inducing event in which we are confronted in a negative way A threat to our control An anger producing event A threat to our security Taking a risk Risking the loss of acceptance. A time when no one is communicating Defending our rights when they are being ignored.
  4. 4.  Time of growth for the parties involved. Timey which problems can be solved creatively by looking together at a variety of alternatives. Chance to evaluate our performance objectively. Time for us to increase our knowledge of one another. Chance to reveal our unique ways of thinking, acting and feeling. Chance to show understanding, respect and acceptance of the unique ways in which others think, act and feel.
  5. 5.  Chance to be the “Devil’s advocate” in regard to our position, attitudes, and beliefs. Opportunity to clarify our roles and functions in certain situations. Process by which feelings ultimately can be aired openly and freely. Compromise that will leave all parties involved in a winning situation. Moment of honesty, which can result in a lifetime of improved communication. Way in which we recognize our deficiencies and brainstorm alternatives to correct them. Time to clarify our expectations of others.

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