Managing Conflict in an Organization An Introduction

Healthy conflict is a part of everyday life. Unhealthy conflict leads to issues being disregarded and unresolved and the conflict taking on a life of its own, becoming centre of all thoughts and action. It can damage people, destroy reputations, limit relationships and fragment organizations. There are significant numbers of written materials regarding with managing conflict in organization, but why is it despite of information we gather about this issue we still struggle to deal with conflict. The purpose of this series of posts is to examine the opposing views of different researches on conflict in organization, why conflict arises, different types of conflict, what causes the conflict, how different kinds of conflict interact and how to manage and handle this conflict. Therefore in managing conflict, this aspect needs to be understood and resolved as well as dealing with issue that may cause the original conflict.