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1. Kayli said? Functional conflict can be beneficial as it can increase the amount of information involved in decision-making, and even stimulate creativity among a team facing problems (Uhl-Bien, 2021). An example of functional conflict would be creating two teams at work and asking them to come up with different solutions to a problem and defending their solution against the other team's. This requires creativity and has a positive end result. There may even be the creation of a third option at the end of the debate over whose solution is best. Conflict can become problematic once it becomes dysfunctional. This is when there is too little conflict or too much conflict and it affects performance. These types of conflict cause damage to relationships, job satisfaction, and team performance. An example of dysfunctional conflict would be if I did a ton of work on a project and someone claimed credit for it and received praise, but I didn't say anything. This builds resentment on the team and is not doing the lying employee any favors.
For the example of an employee taking credit for my work, the upward referral conflict management strategy would like be effective. This would look like me talking to my boss about it. She could then potentially hold a meeting where she acts as a mediator or an unbiased party to promote me and the other employee to solve our own issues.
2. Charles said? Conflict is defined as a division among two or more people over circumstances that can cause animosity due to different perspectives (Uhi-Bein, et al., 2021). The word conflict can be misleading as it signifies that the outcome will be negative instead of becoming a gateway to understanding individual thought processes and how they come to the decision that they have made. I think conflict is a necessary part of work, relationships, or anything regarding important decisions pertaining to multiple people. A great example would be if you and your partner decide on either going on that trip that the two of you have been planning for months and sacrificing your budget or saving your money and pushing that trip back another year. The same thing with work life, it could be as simple as disagreeing on procedures for a specific job. It could be something important as business partners decide to invest or merge with a company, and they have different inputs on how things should be handled. The reason why I think conflict is important to relationships regardless of whether it works or is personal is because it can build growth individual It could alleviate the problem of previous biases and open your mind to understanding how you communicate and others as well. This is probably a personal bias of my own, I know that the book talks about functional conflict which results in benefits to the individual or group while attacking the root of the problems (Uhi-Bein, et al., 2021). Dysfunctional conflict acknowledges hostility and discredits growth, concedes to negative energy, and accepts negligence. A few ways to combat conflict would be to find common ground, try to understand each other's perspectives, negotiate, out way the positives versus negatives, and evenly distribute responsibilities (Uhi-Bein, et al., 2021). I believe the only way conflict can be truly negative is if everyone is closed off to respecting people's outlooks and not giving them a fair chance.
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