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Evaluation of Change and Conflict

I need help on a journal article related to change and conflict. Analysis the article and write a short (150 word) description and evaluation of it. And then answer the following questions suggested by Leedy and Ormrod (2001):

1.Was the article reviewed by experts in the field before it was published?
2.Does the article have a stated research problem that helps you determine the focus of the author's work? What is it?
3. Does the article describe how the author collected and analyzed the data? Please explain.
4. Is the article logically organized and easy to follow? Support your response.
5. Is there a discussion of the author's interpretation of the results of the study? What does it say?
6. What in this article was most important to you? Why did you find it interesting? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Is this article something you will save for future research you will do?
7. Would you recommend (or use) this journal as a resource? Why or why not?

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Description & Evaluation of the article:
The article is related to organizational conflict management (Rahim. A, 2002) . It discusses how diagnosis of the conflict is done at different levels and the styles used to handle these conflicts. There are three types of interventions suggested by the author. The suggestions are maintaining a moderate amount of substantive conflict in non-routine tasks, reducing conflict in non-routine tasks at all levels, and enabling organizational members to select and use the right styles of handling conflict. According to the author, intervention is required if there is too much affective conflict, too much substantive conflict for routine tasks, or too little or too much substantive conflict for non-routine tasks. The article suggests two types of interventions namely process and structural. The article concludes that conflict should not necessarily be reduced, suppressed, or eliminated. Instead it must be managed to increase organizational learning and effectiveness. The article describes some methods of diagnosing conflict from literature and suggests ways in which the conflicts should be addressed (Rahim. A, 2002).

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1.Was the article reviewed by experts in the field before it was published?
Yes, the article was reviewed by experts in the field before it ...

Solution Summary

Organizational conflict management is discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.

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