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    Q1. What are key sources of conflict in the organizational setting? What are the key impediments to efficiently resolving conflict in a negotiation? What means would you apply to preserve or increase the level of trust in an organizational negotiation?

    Q2. Is all conflict bad? Explain.

    Q3. Why is it easier to go from cooperation to competition than the other way around? What are the implications of this? Do you agree with this premise?

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    Q1. What are key sources of conflict in the organizational setting? What are the key impediments to efficiently resolving conflict in a negotiation? What means would you apply to preserve or increase the level of trust in an organizational negotiation?

    Q2. Is all conflict bad? Explain.

    Q3. Why is it easier to go from cooperation to competition than the other way around? What are the implications of this? Do you agree with this premise?

    SOLUTIONS:
    Q1. What are key sources of conflict in the organizational setting? What are the key impediments to efficiently resolving conflict in a negotiation? What means would you apply to preserve or increase the level of trust in an organizational negotiation?

    Q 1. a) Sources of workforce conflict:

    Conflict is inevitable when people work together in an organization. There are many sources of work place conflict including:

    Differences in Value Systems
    Employees tend to have varying value systems. Some people have strong beliefs concerning the way that a job should be done while others only care that the job is done. How well it is done is no concern of theirs. These different views create conflict.

    Differing Career Goals and Interests
    Employees often decide to pursue their own career goals without regard for the organizational goals. This can lead to conflicts among employees who feel that the goals of the team should be ...

    Solution Summary

    CONFLICT ON THE JOB:

    This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation of on-the-job conflict, what causes it and whether an organization can benefit from it. We also explore whether conflict on the job is a good or bad thing in general. The solution also explores the idea that it is easier for employees to move from cooperation into competition than it is for them to move in the opposite direction. The solution uses more than 700 words of text to explore the various aspects of conflict on the job.

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