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    Competition vs. Conflict

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    Is conflict and competition the same when discussing in a group or intergroup setting? What types of strategies does a leader/manager have available to ensure that there are positive results from either conflict or competition within a group?

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    Although conflict and compensation share some characteristics, they are not the same thing. In conflict, there is a negative connotation. Conflict discourages people, sets employees against one another and away from organizational goals. It is a signal that there is a problem. Competition, however, can be negative or positive. Competition can be used to inspire all to perform their ...

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    This solution discusses the differences between conflict and competition and how managers can optimally manage in both cases.