What stressors can cause a conflict and what approaches are used to manage conflicts in an organization?
How conflicts are manifested itself within organization?
How positive and negative conflicts can be solved within organization?
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Stressors, Causes of conflict and approaches to take to manage organizational conflicts.
"There are four broad categories of organizational stressors: task demands, physical demands, role demands, and interpersonal demands.
1. Task demands are stressors associated with the specific task or job the person is performing. Some occupations are naturally more stressful than others.
2. Physical demands are stressors associated with the job setting. Environmental temperatures, poorly designed offices, and threats to health can lead to stress.
3. Role demands are stressors associated with a particular position in a group or organization. Examples are role ambiguity and the various role conflicts that people experience in groups.
4. Interpersonal demands are stressors associated with the characteristics of the relationships that confront people in organizations. Examples are group pressure, personality style, and leadership style" (http://courses.washington.edu/inde495/lecf1.htm)
Conflict is a fact of human life and it occurs in different settings. In the work place, conflict can arise due to difficult circumstances.
The underlying reasons for workplace conflicts arising are often difficult to diagnose, but several common triggers can help kindle the fire. Amongst these are:
individual suspicion and conspiracy theories become an individual's reality;
genuine but unrecognized psychological disorders, such as obsessions and paranoia, do not allow a grievance to go away;
organizations or HR advisers adopt an unwritten policy of protecting themselves above the interests of employees, for example driven by a desire to avoid setting precedents, such as payments made with compromise agreements;
organizations concern themselves with following the letter of the law, rather than the spirit of what's right for each party;
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Conflict resolution in organizations is discussed in the solution.