• Leads to solving the actual problem • Leads to a win-win outcome • Reinforces mutual trust and respect • Builds a foundation for effective collaboration in the future • Shared responsibility of the outcome • You earn the reputation of a good negotiator • Collaborating may not be practical when timing is crucial and a quick solution or fast response is required • Requires a commitment from all parties to look for a mutually acceptable solution • The process takes lots of time and energy • Some may take advantage of other people’s trust and openness • Faster issue resolution.
Compromising may be more practical when time is a factor • Can provide a temporary solution while still looking for a win-win solution • Lowers the levels of tension and stress resulting from the conflict • Important values and long-term objectives can be derailed in the process • May require close monitoring and control to ensure the agreements are met • May not work if initial demands are too great • Does not contribute to building trust in the long run • There is a risk to be abused, i.e.
By using a scenario-based approach, you can choose more effective conflict management styles and test their effectiveness for you and your situations.
In any situation involving more than one person, conflict can arise.
The causes of conflict range from philosophical differences and divergent goals to power imbalances.
You can also use it as an opportunity to transform the situation into something better.the opponent may constantly try to take advantage of your tendency toward smoothing/accommodating.In a Nutshell It's important to remember that there are many strategies we can use in conflict situations, but each of us tends to habitually use some strategies more often than others.This is not to say, "Thou shalt collaborate" in a moralizing way, but to indicate the expected consequences of each approach: If we use a competing style, we might force the others to accept 'our' solution, but this acceptance may be accompanied by fear and resentment.If we accommodate, the relationship may proceed smoothly, but we may build up frustrations that our needs are going unmet.As I shared in my last blog post that a conflict is a situation when the interests, needs, goals or values of involved parties interfere with one another. Therefore, it is important to understand (and apply) various conflict resolution techniques.