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The Yemen Conflict - ... On the other hand, Saudi Arabia viewed the involvement of Egyptian troops in the conflict as a threat to its oilfields and its monarchy (Terrill and Army War College (U.S.) Strategic Studies Institute 54). The United Nations as an intergovernmental organization also played a huge role in the conflict in Yemen. The United Nations acted as one of the venues where Yemen expressed its dissatisfactions and complains. For example, in 1964, Yemen wrote to the UN Security Council accusing the UK of committing over forty aggressive acts....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Sudanese Conflict - ... The act of opposing becomes like the checks and balance that Montesquieu presented in his The Spirit of the Law. People check the government in their actions. According to Tomar (2004), currently, there are five political actors dominating Sudanese government. One is President al-Bashir and the National Congress Party (NCP) who also have internal divisions beside political rivals in the country. Second is Turabi’s Popular National Congress (PNC). Third is the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA)....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution Many people enjoy working or participating in a group or team, but when a group of people work together chances are that conflicts will occur. Hazleton describes conflict as the discrepancy between what is the perceived reality and what is seen as ideal (2007). “We enter into conflicts reluctantly, cautiously, angrily, nervously, confidently- and emerge from them battered, exhausted, sad, satisfied, triumphant. And still many of us underestimate or overlook the merits of conflict- the opportunity conflict offers every time it occurs” (Schilling, nd.)....   [tags: Team Conflict Sociology ] 1118 words
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The Value Of Conflict - The Value of Conflict The word conflict stirs up thoughts of anger, friction, mistrust, frustration, and hostility. Rarely does anyone think of conflict as a tool for deeper thinking, better results, and communication that is more dynamic. When unmanaged, team conflict can destroy cohesiveness, but teams that use conflict resolution strategies can turn their conflict into an asset. Managed conflict can promote an exchange of ideas to generate well-thought-out results, encourage team members to think outside of their own ideas, and develop deeper understanding....   [tags: team conflict benefits] 1302 words
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Conflict Resolution - Several advantages that a team has over an individual in the workplace include greater total resources, greater knowledge band and a greater source of ideas. However, these advantages can also bring on conflict within teams and the entire workplace. Varney (1989) reported that conflict remained the number one problem within a large company. This was after several attempts were made to train management in conflict resolutions and procedures. However, the conflict remained. The conflict possibly remains because the managers and leaders did not pay attention to the seriousness of the issue....   [tags: Team Conflict Communication] 1336 words
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Conflict Management - Introduction to conflict The term conflict referred to perceived incompatible differenced resulting in some form of interference or opposition. Conflict is a natural part of organizational life because the goals between mangers and workers are often incompatible. If people perceive that differences exist then conflict state exists. Conflict is not exists between individual only, it also can exist between departments and divisions that compete for resources or even because of overlapped authority....   [tags: Business Communication Conflict Mediation] 1378 words
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution Conflict is part of human existence. The world is filled with conflicts in all realms of life. Evidence of unresolved conflicts in greater scale are the chaos around the world that we hear and see from the daily world news....   [tags: Conflict Relationship Communication]
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution Throughout life people should consider developing integrated conflict management systems to prevent and resolve conflict and provide practical guidelines for designing and implementing such systems. The principles identified in this document can be used to manage external conflict with customers, clients and the public. Better understanding of people's personality types is the first step in resolving conflict. Group participation is another area that deserves attention. Understanding the objective of the group will also help to strive towards a common goal, and help to dissolve conflict....   [tags: Conflict Management Resolution] 1626 words
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An Incident in My Life Involving Conflict - People face conflicts every day of their lives. We all come across at least one incident in our lives that is challenging and we are baffled on what decision is to be made. Such conflicts may be an inner-conflict, a conflict between oneself and nature, a conflict between oneself and another person, oneself and God, or one and society. This paper will describe an incident in my life involving a conflict. The conflict occurred a few summers ago, when I was only thirteen years old. It took place at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio when my family and I were there on vacation....   [tags: conflict, ] 405 words
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Conflict Resolution - This essay seeks to demonstrate what are some of the strategies used by companies when searching resolve conflicts when they face is the combination of daily work alongside the interaction between people. Describes in greater depth that depends on the solution of these problems, I will mention some of the Recommended strategies, the importance of using them to improve the productivity of employees, how is the implementation of the same, the potential advantages and disadvantages , If any, of its use....   [tags: Communication Conflict Management] 1005 words
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution A group can only be called a team if the members are actively working together toward a common goal. A team must have the capability to set goals, make decisions, solve problems, and share responsibilities. For a team to be successful, trust must be earned between its members by being consistent and reliable (Temme & Katzel, 1995). When more than one person is working on a particular task, inconsistent views or opinions commonly arise. People come from different backgrounds and live through different life experiences therefore, even when working towards a common goal, they will not always see eye to eye....   [tags: Mediation Arbitration Conflict Resolution Psycholo] 1260 words
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Conflict in the Workplace - Conflict in the Workplace         Over the past year’s Mr. Diamond we have had problems with disagreements and conflicts between our employees. I believe it is imperative that we work at helpful solutions and attempt to stop the conflicts, and limit them as much as possible. I will now present to you my proposal on what the conflicts are, and a solution to them.      First and foremost we must look at the reasons for the conflict. The goals between the individual and groups of individuals are at times not attainable....   [tags: Conflict Work disagreement Employees Essays]
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Yemen Conflict and the Role of the IGOs and the NGOs in the Yemen Conflict - ... Gulf Co-operation Council was the main intergovernmental organization that took part in the mediation talks to end the conflict that occurred in Yemen in 2012. This conflict mainly occurred because of the people of Yemen being dissatisfied with their social and economic conditions, and the leadership of Saleh. The Gulf Cooperation mediated in the conflict in Yemen by drafting various proposals for power transition and presenting them to the government and the opposition. Although Saleh agreed to sign a deal that would see him leave office and the creation of a transitional government, he backed out of this deal a few hours before its signing....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Conflict Management - ... Figure 3 Model of the Conflict Process Source: McShane and Von Glinow 332. This model distinguishes six possible sources of conflict that may arise: incompatible goals, differentiation, interdependence, scarce resources, ambiguous rules, and communication problem (McShane and Von Glinow 332-333). Incompatible goals involves that “the goal of one person or department seem to interfere with another person’s or department’s goal” (McShane and Von Glinow 333). Differentiation is described as the “difference among people, departments, and other entities regarding their training, values, beliefs, and experiences” (McShane and Von Glinow 333)....   [tags: Conflict Process Model, McShane, Von Glinow ] 818 words
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Managing Conflict and Negotiating Effectively - Managing Conflict and Negotiating Effectively Managing conflict is something that as individuals we experience on a daily basis. Conflict may be in work, school, home, and even within ourselves. What I think individuals have trouble with and do not understand is how to deal with conflict in an effective way or to avoid conflict. I have always believed that not everything are meant to tangle over sometimes to avoid issues it is best to go with the flow as long as it is not a life-threatening situation....   [tags: Conflict Management] 1601 words
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Conflict Management in the Pygmy Culture - ... Empathy is the ability of a person to see the world from another person’s perspective (McLeod, 2007) which allows for a clearer perception of what is happening for the other person (Goleman, 1995; Jeong, 2010). Listening is a key skill that supports both the creation and demonstration of empathy (Cornelius & Faire, 2011). There are four different ways of listening according to Kahane (2007); firstly downloading where the listener is hearing only the parts of the story which they can relate to their own experience; debating where the listener continually judges elements of the story as if a judge witnessing a trial; reflective dialogue where listening is reflective and empathic and finally generative dialogue where not only is listening undertaken from within oneself and from within others but from the entire context in which the listening is occurring (Kahne, 2007; Cornelius & Faire, 2011)....   [tags: Conflict Management ]
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Effective Conflict Prevention and Management - We are responsible for our actions in every situation. Choosing appropriate conflict style is the key to effective conflict prevention and management. We use our favorite conflict style in conflict situations but we can choose a different style when it is needed. I have never thought of my conflict style before. The quiz provided in this course gave me an opportunity to rediscover this aspect of myself. The style of conflict management quiz tells me that I have the ‘orange’ conflict style. It tells me that I have a collaborative style of managing conflict....   [tags: Conflict Management ] 1387 words
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The Analysis of Armed Conflict - Introduction Wars can be very chaotic. If you have lived in a turbulent context, or through a situation of armed conflict, then you will know that sometimes it is hard to make sense of what is going on. In this lesson we are going to learn some tools for analyzing the conflict scenario, to help make sense of what is happening. There are many tools that we could use, and some are quite technical. However, we will start with tools which are simple to use, but very helpful in understanding the armed conflict....   [tags: Conflict Management] 628 words
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Analysis of Armed Conflict - Not all of these tools will be equally useful in every context, but we will learn to use them all. The exercises that follow will suggest key questions to ask, and will guide us in creating visual representations that help make sense of the conflict. 1. Time and Place: Historical and Geographical Views For historical view we need to draw up a brief history of the key events in the conflict. We create a timeline leading up to the present day, including any significant turning points that have either escalated or reduced the conflict....   [tags: Armed Conflict] 1854 words
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Conflict Management Style - ... Beebe, 2008, p. 204) However, on the positive side a harmonizer is considered reasonable and wants to help. Accommodators or harmonizers gain credibility with people or the situation just by giving in to conflict, especially if they stride towards the wrong answer or direction. It’s just easier to back off with a bit of pride. Harmonizers often diminish their power. This is when some individuals take advantage of them. They will continue onto future debates expecting you- the accommodator to retreat....   [tags: Conflict Management]
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Conflict Escalation in "The Great Debaters" - Conflict Escalation Introduction Conflict is inevitable in any personal relationship or among members of any group. While we encounter many types of conflict in our lifetime, we often look for ways to avoid conflict. So, why do we run away from dealing with our conflict. It is often because many of us fear the conflict will escalate into a situation we will not be able to sustain. “As conflicts escalate, they go through certain incremental transformations. Although these transformations occur separately on each side, they affect the conflict as a whole because they are usually mirrored by the other side....   [tags: Conflict Resolution]
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The Cycles of International Conflict - ... Although the United States and Soviet Union never went to war with each other they retaliated against one another through propaganda and a nuclear arms race (Kent, 2006). Yet, more importantly they took it upon themselves to support either governments or rebels that shared their own beliefs especially in third world countries (Sanchez, Class Lecture, March 26). Some of these countries include Korea, Vietnam and Cuba (Kent, 2006). An additional factor of international conflict has to deal with ethnic and cultural disputes....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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The Israeli and Palestinian Gaza Conflict - ... Dershowitz believes that this is the reason the Goldstone Report chose to ignore the testimony of Colonel Kemp former commander in Afghanistan which speaks directly against that notion. The military action taken by Israel was justified because Hamas broke the Arab Peace Initiative even after Israel moved its troops and security forces out of Gaza in 2005. Its clear that Hamas acted belligerently with complete disregard toward human life in the months following the withdraw of these forces. According to Dore Gold, “in 2006 there was a 500 percent increase in rocket fire.” (Gold, pg.4) This affirms that these militants did not try to minimize civilian collateral damage but sought to achieve it by firing into densely populated civilian areas....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - ... Accordingly to the agreement, Palestine would be placed under the British mandate. In 1917, the Zionist movement was viewed by the British Empire as a useful ally during World War I. The close relationship between the British government and the Zionist movement culminated in the Belfour Declaration, promising Jewish people the establishment of a homeland in Palestine. After the Ottoman Empire was defeated, the British Empire took possession of Palestine in accordance with the mandate system that was approved by the League of Nations in 1919....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Religious Conflict in Muslim Countries - ... Turkey was the first among Muslim countries which accepted a secular concept of state, religion, law, education, and economic and secular political reform, constitutions, policies on education and culture is done even at the top of the twentieth century. During the period between 1927 and 1937 secularization reached the stage of its most extreme and result in isolation from the importance of religion Turkish politics. A decade later stage, late in 1940, a relaxing official attitude for religion, observed that could be considered radical secularization end a reform era....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Dealing with Conflict in Work Teams - Dealing with Conflict in Work Teams Conflict will always exist when a group or team is composed with different people with different approaches and ideas with dealing with situations. Learning to work together with dealing with conflict can and will provide your group or team with a quick resolution. Conflict can not be avoided and is inevitable in letting a team develop and provide a constructive and possibly beneficial outcome in managing the conflict. When we generally think of conflict it is a very negative thought about the team member....   [tags: Team Conflict Resolutions Essays]
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Conflict Management Styles - Conflict Management Styles Conflict occurs in organizations whenever a difference of opinions exists. People disagree over many things including but not limited to, policies and procedures, the overall direction of the company, and distribution of rewards. This type of conflict is substantive conflict, as described in our reading text organizational behavior as a, "fundamental disagreement over ends or goals to be pursued". The second type of conflict is emotional conflict; which involves, "interpersonal difficulties that arise over feelings of anger, mistrust, dislike, fear, resentment, and the like." This type of conflict occurs when two or more persons do not see eye to eye or simply do not get along for whatever reason....   [tags: Conflict Confrontation Resolving Essays] 957 words
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Team Solutions For Conflict Management - Team Solutions for Conflict Management When co workers form teams they will find that they disagree or need to find ways to express their differences (Engleberg, Wynn, 2006, p. 147). Conflicts may arise from tight deadlines and short tempers, but most team members may not know what to do. "Despite the inevitability of conflict, many of us go out of our way to avoid or suppress it" (Engleberg, 2006, p. 147). When working in a team environment, co workers must find effective solutions for the numerous conflicts that may arise....   [tags: Team Conflict Resolution] 1463 words
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A Conflict Between Cousins - No conflict has ever been quite as explosive or enduring as that between the Israelis and the Palestinians. With hundreds of years of alternating Israeli and Palestinian power within Palestine, the two cousins reach a conflict in the twentieth century. To whom does the land of Palestine truly belong to. This question has lead to years of bloodshed and terrorism. Solving an issue as complicated and intricate as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires an in-depth knowledge of the history of both sides....   [tags: Middle East Conflict]
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John Q and Conflict Perspective - I chose the movie John Q to apply to the conflict perspective. This movie stars Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Wood, and Ray Liotta. Denzel plays the part of a father, John Archibald, who has been a factory worker for over fifteen years. While attending his son’s, Mikey, softball game Mikey collapses while running to first base. John and his wife rush him to the hospital and discover Mikey’s heart is three times larger than it should be and he will need a heart transplant in order to live....   [tags: John Q, Conflict Perspective,] 1346 words
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The Israeli and Palestinian Conflict - The Israeli and Palestinian Conflict - Many Questions, Few Answers Unless the Israelis and Palestinians could not compromise, negotiate and come to an agreement, peace is impossible in the Middle East and even the security fence that Israel is now building will not solve the conflict nor stop terrorist actions by Palestinian extremists. The Israelis and Palestinians need to compromise and negotiate, as suggested by the words written on that wall, “Peace comes (with) agreement not separation.” The leaders of both sides of the conflict should think of the future generations....   [tags: Middle East Conflict War] 1118 words
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The Qualities Required to Win a Conflict - The Qualities Required to Win a Conflict Perhaps one would think a survivor in a scandal would be the “good guy”. One might expect a successful person to be likeable and compassionate. Usually it is an assumption of a person whom possesses great charisma, positivity, and friendliness. Also we would assume it would be a law abiding citizen, well educated, and a role model, whom was simply caught in a bad predicament. Several instances in reality prove otherwise, and this character could be quite the opposite....   [tags: Scandal Conflict Skills Argument] 1174 words
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Conflict Resolution In Church - CONFLICT In 1996, I was called to serve as pastor of Pryorsburg Baptist Church, located near Mayfield, Kentucky. The Pastor Search Committee had informed me that the church was currently experiencing a time of great unity, harmony, and growth. They further told me that my call was unanimous. They said that the church had grown to the point that the last pastor had resigned, a after a three-year tenure, because he had been promoted to Dean of Students at a nearby Baptist college and could no longer serve as pastor of a church of this size....   [tags: Communication Conflict Resolution] 1748 words
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Peace and Conflict: Advocating the Use of Non-Violoent Means for Resolving Conflict - ... 172). Gandhi advocated the use of passive resistance, demonstrations, boycotts and strikes to achieve India’s independence from Great Britain. Another example where non violent means were successful in bringing about social change occurred in 1905 when the Russian Tsar create the first representative assembly due to massive general strikes, (Kruegler & Parkman, 1985, p. 271). People need to be taught new ways to resolve conflict, Burton has been credited with bring problem solving skills to the international arena....   [tags: Conflict Resolution ]
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Circle of Conflict and the Triangle of Satisfaction Models - ... Externals/Moods On the milieu, there has been change. The inconsistency and negative relationship between the two staff members have allowed the residents to detect that there is not a leader and when there is no leader, the resident’s mood shifted to suspicion and distrust in the staff. The other co-workers chose not to get involved too much. Since there seems not to be a clear leader for the shift, a resident becomes argumentative when bedtime is announced. The mood of the whole facility has shifted to feelings of negativity creating an unsettling atmosphere not only for the staff members but for the residents as well....   [tags: Conflict Resolution ]
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The Importance of Resolving Conflict in the Work Place - Conflict in the workplace is a fact of life. Creating a work environment that enables people to thrive is important. Because people have different goals and needs, conflict unfortunately is inevitable. Individuals interpret and respond differently to situations. The differences in people is not a bad thing however, it’s the attitudes that arise that may make a situation a negative one. Having a competitive attitude in the workforce is a good attribute. This is the force that drives some individuals....   [tags: work conflict] 584 words
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India and Pakistan- Conflict over Kashmir - ... As Sumantra Bose writes, citing eyewitness reports by India Today, there was “a pattern of rigging and strong-arm tactics all over the Valley,‟ of massive booth-capturing forcible takeover of polling stations by gangs of entire ballot-boxes pre-stamped in favour of NC of numerous citizens simply not being allowed to vote, and of government-nominated supervisors stopping the counting as soon as they saw opposition candidates taking a lead.‟The 1987 elections transformed the face of Kashmiri resistance....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Conflict in William Shakespeare's Hamlet - An individual’s response to conditions of internal and external conflict is explored throughout literature. In his play, Hamlet, Shakespeare delves into the themes of appearance versus reality, lies versus deceit, rejection versus self doubt and tragedy, and in doing so attacks the frivolous state of humanity in contemporary society. In order to explore these themes, however, he uses several forms of conflict to project his opinions and expand his ideas relating to the themes of the play. Internal conflict, as well as external conflict are dominant features of his works, and in Hamlet are made evident through a succession of dire events which can attack and destroy someone....   [tags: William Shakespeare Conflict Essays Hamlet]
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Conflict - “If you want Conflict try to change something” Conflict manifests itself into many shapes and forms. Conflict can be defined as a struggle or contest between individuals or parties for power. The struggle ultimately changes the status quo and brings about an imbalance in the existing situation. The change in the status quo could be either positive or negative. In Finding Forrester composed by Gus Van Sant, The poem, “Then and Now”, by Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccal and the article on Mahatma Gandhi by Ravi Kumar we find that conflict manifests itself into Inner, Moral and Socio-economic forms, amongst others....   [tags: essays research papers] 835 words
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National Conflict and Dispute - ... The differences between the two regions went beyond simple misunderstanding and conflict of interests, it was more on cultural and communicational. Both regions have constructed an image that would “demonize” the other, so vivid that even the simplest person can understand. Middle Eastern opposition to the West is far from being a phenomenon invented by Iran, Iraq, Obama bin Laden, the Taliban, or the Palestinians (Beeman, 2008). The horrifying event that happened on September 11 is not solely a result of the crisis before the attack but because of misunderstanding between the two regions way back 150 years....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture Conflict, September 11] 1547 words
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conflict - ... Generally, Marketers enjoy a higher compensation and faster promotion than the operations staff. This create resentment which can impact negatively on the organisation overall goals and objectives. Sometimes these conflicts are promoted by the bank which leads to dysfunctional relationship between groups impeding the aims and objectives. For example, marketing department is constantly put under enormous pressure to generate risk asset and liability and even tweak the rules if possible in order to meet profit targets....   [tags: ] 1624 words
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Conflict - ... solution can be found which meets the interest of both the parties. On the other hand conflicts are long term, deep rooted issues that are non-negotiable. Human needs for security, recognition and identity are issues which are always in conflict and are not negotiable. These conflicts often aggravate to become intractable conflicts. Both the terms can be used independently and can be connected. According to Douglas Yarn (1999) conflict is a process involving people with different views, interests and needs which are in conflict with each other which can be evident and is brought forward in the form of a dispute....   [tags: Disputes, Adjudication, Mediation] 1112 words
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Conflict - Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and John Updike’s “A&P” were very different, but interesting stories. Both authors chose a different approach to their chosen tone. Updike wrote in a more laid back and entertaining way, while London, on the other hand, chose to write in a more formal and serious way. The authors also developed much different characters. London’s main character was much older and rugged than the complicated teenage girls and grocery clerk that Updike chose to focus his story around....   [tags: essays research papers] 1186 words
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Team Dynamics - Conflict Resolution Strategies - Team Dynamics - Conflict Resolution Strategies People work in groups or teams everyday whether in their career, education, political organization, church, or any other social setting. Conflict while working in teams or groups is inevitable. When taking people of different backgrounds, personalities, moral, and ethical beliefs and putting them together in a group conflict whether negative or positive will arise. The key to achieving your team goals is to construct and conquer your goals with keeping the greater good of the team in mind....   [tags: Conflict Team Communication] 1176 words
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Creon's Hubris Caused the Conflict of Antigone - Pride is the cause of the main conflict in Sophocles’ play, Antigone. Everyone should have pride, but Creon had too much of it and that blinded him. His pride in his power and abuse of authority was his tragic flaw that ultimately led to his downfall. On the other hand, Antigone takes pride in her beliefs and has the courage to speak out for what she thinks is right. For this, Antigone is seen as an honorable character and the hero of the play. It is shown that there are often two sides to things; pride can be both a source of strength and self-destruction....   [tags: hubris, antigone, sophocles, conflict,] 583 words
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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STYLE OF FACULTY IN HIGHER EDUCATION OF PAKISTAN - Conflict resolution style identification is important for faculty because faculty usually face conflicts at three levels in a university: faculty to student level conflicts, faculty to faculty level conflicts and faculty to administration level conflicts. Faculty to student conflicts arise on issues like grading of students, reservations on students attendance record, marking of assignments, quiz assessment and, mid and final examination evaluation. Faculty to faculty conflict arises due to class timing conflicts, subject allocation issue, examination duty and reputation as a subject specialist....   [tags: Conflict Management ] 1805 words
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1982 Falkland Conflict - Operational Logistics and Command and Control - ... Subordinate to Admiral Fieldhouse was a carrier battle group task force commanded by Rear Admiral John Woodward and an amphibious group task force commanded by Commodore M.C. Clapp. The ground commander was Major General Jeremy Moore who initially remained at Northwood and directed the 3rd Commando Brigade led by Brigadier General Julian Thompson and the 5th Infantry Brigade led by Brigadier General Tony Wilson. When Major General Moore arrived, he assumed command of the 3rd Commando Brigade and 5th Infantry Brigade....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Conflict And Resolution Within A Work Group - Conflict and Resolutions Within a Workgroup Effective communications is defined as the successful exchange of information between individuals. An effective communicator is successful in establishing an active two-way link with another individual or group. When people work in groups, there are two quite separate issues involved. The first is the task and the problems involved in getting the job done. The second is the process of the group work itself: the mechanisms by which the group acts as a unit and not as a loose rabble....   [tags: Group Team Work Conflict Management] 1958 words
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The Futility of Conflict in three Pieces of Literature - In this paper, we take a look at the following pieces in an effort to see the conflict in short stories and poems: Astronomer’s wife by Kay Boyle, Araby by James Joyce and lastly The Battle by Louis Simpson. The short story Astronomer’s Wife by Kay Boyle, portrays a wife to a man who stays up late watching the stars and dreaming about being “up there”. It would seem that the astronomer spent longer in bed then his wife, and that his wife took care of him while he kept his head in the sky. The astronomer and his wife had started to grow apart due to his eccentric attitude; his wife felt that she was almost alone, with just her duties to take care of but no one to actually have conversation that meant anything....   [tags: conflict, James Joyce, Kay Boyle, Louis Simpson,]
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Absence of Children's Wisdom in the Bosnian Conflict - Absence of Children's Wisdom in the Bosnian Conflict “There was never a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword”(1). In the films, Pretty Village, Pretty Flame, No Man’s Land, and The Fourth Part of the Brain, the Bosnians were not particularly nationalistic or savage, rather; they were normal people whose leaders led them into a violent struggle with their friends and neighbors, which was exacerbated by a lack of effective assistance from the international community and the UN....   [tags: Bosnia Conflict History Children Wisdom Essays]
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Stella Ting-Tommey's Toward a Theory of Conflict and Culture - Stella Ting-Tommey's "Toward a Theory of Conflict and Culture" Introduction This research report is based on the article "Toward a Theory of Conflict and Culture" taken from the book Communication, Culture, and Organizational Processes. In this article, Stella Ting-Toomey talks about culture and conflict and its relation to low- and high-context cultures. Summary Ting-Toomey starts the article by addressing conflict. Conflict is part of human nature. It stems from many things. An example of a possible conflict could stem from differences in culture....   [tags: Culture Cultural Conflict Essays]
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Effect of Transformational Leadership on the Choice of Style in Conflict Management Modes in Service Organizations. - Abstract Conflict is inherent in all aspects of social, human and organizational life. In essence different situations would require different leader behavior. The situation is the most important factor which dictates the nature of the decision, which will have a direct impact on organizational performance and productivity. This paper discusses the choice of leadership style in relation to the conflict management modes and its effect on the productivity and efficiency of the organization. Many studies have been conducted in the field of leadership and conflict management by many researchers in the last decade....   [tags: Conflict Management ]
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TOPIC: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STYLE OF FACULTY IN HIGHER EDUCATION OF PAKISTAN - 1. Importance: Conflict resolution style identification is important for faculty because faculty usually face conflicts at three levels in a university: faculty to student level conflicts, faculty to faculty level conflicts and faculty to administration level conflicts. (Darling & Walker, 2001) Faculty to student conflicts arise on issues like grading of students, reservations on students attendance record, marking of assignments, quiz assessment and, mid and final examination evaluation. Faculty to faculty conflict arises due to class timing conflicts, subject allocation issue, examination duty and reputation as a subject specialist....   [tags: Conflict Management ] 1236 words
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The Effects of the Darfur Conflict on The Neighboring Countries, the Horn of Africa region, and U.S. Interest - ... The crop returns have remained relatively low and unpredictable because of pest infestation, lack of agricultural inputs, and mainly due the erratic rainfall. The water scarcity and lack of pasture has caused the livestock to dwindle tremendously. Many of the laborers working there migrated leaving behind the elderly, women and children, in search of employment. Over the years these attributing factors impacted coping capacity throughout the communities. The Sudanese government maintains the thought that The Darfur conflict is primarily a tribal war which began early in 2003 with fighting between the Government of Sudan, and their two opposition groups; the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army (SLMA) who were backed by Eritrea and the Justice and Equality Movement, JEM-a faction within the SLMA....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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The Conflict in Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” - Several different elements are necessary to create a story. Of all the elements, the conflict is most essential. The conflict connects all pieces of the plot, defines the characters, and drives the story forward. Once a story reaches its climax, the reader should have an emotional connection to the both story and its characters. Not only should emotions be evoked, but a reader should genuinely care about what happens next and the about the end result for the characters. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is the perfect example of how a story’s conflict evolved the disposition of its characters....   [tags: conflict, Guy de Maupassant, Necklace, ] 424 words
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Conflict in the play A Rising in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Conflict in the play A Rising in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry In "A Rising in the Sun" (Lorraine Hansberry) we find three main conflicts within the play. These conflicts are interrelated and emerge mainly from one primer issue – Racism. In this essay, I will highlight these three conflicts and explain their connection. First, I will explain the conflict of family. Second, I will explain the conflict of money. Third, I will explain the conflict of racism and how the first two could be seen as a "by-product" of it....   [tags: A Rising in the Sun Plays Conflict Essays] 653 words
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Post-Cold War Period Causes of Conflict - Post-Cold War Period Causes of Conflict The end of the Cold War meant that the ideological conflict of dominance between East (Soviet Union and Eastern Europe) and West (USA and Western Europe) was over. Contrary to the expectations that world would be much safer in the post-Cold War, United States and Soviet Union were faced with new security issues that they did not know how to deal with. The objective of this essay is to show that with all these changes that occurred with the end of the Cold War, causes of the conflict indeed altered from the classic ones....   [tags: Papers USA Conflict History Politics Essays]
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Call Representatives' Preferred Conflict-Handling Styles Affect Customer Satisfaction - Call Representatives' Preferred Conflict-Handling Styles Affect Customer Satisfaction CASE STUDY AT A GLANCE STUDY OVERVIEW: Study focuses on one call center in the Pacific Northwest, one of 10 inbound U.S. call centers operated by a major telecommunications provider. The company agreed to participate in a study undertaken as part of a doctoral dissertation to investigate the relationship between customer satisfaction and preferred conflict-handling styles. CHALLENGE: Call center managers face many challenges, two of which are addressed by this study: meeting customer satisfaction targets and getting the most from training programs for call center reps....   [tags: Management Conflict Resolution Business Customer S] 1959 words
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Team Conflict - As the processes and systems used in business have become more complex, teams, not individuals, have become popular in many organizations. Teams are made up of individuals from an organization brought together to solve a problem, improve a process or implement a new process. “A major advantage that a team has over an individual is its diversity of resources and ideas” (Burns, 1995, p. 52). However, this diversity can cause conflict within the team. The success of the team is strongly influenced by the team’s ability to recognize the causes of, manage and resolve conflict....   [tags: Business Strategy Human Resource Team] 1260 words
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Managing Conflict - Managing Conflict The ability to manage conflict is undoubtedly one of the most important skills a manager needs to possess A study of middle- and top-level executives revealed that the manager spends approximately 20% of his or her time dealing with conflict. In most management development programmes; conflict management was being more important than decision making, leadership or communication. DEALING WITH CONFLICT Concept Definition Want Desire for something Goal Desired ideal state of future affairs Need Universal necessity for survival Interests potential benefits to be gained by achieving goals Conflict of interests The actions taken by person A to achieve goals prevent, block or interfere with the actions taken by person B to achieve goals Conflict “Conflict is defined as perceived incompatible differences that result in interference or opposition.” The traditional view of conflict is that all conflict is bad and must be avoided....   [tags: Business Management Studies Essays] 2422 words
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution The nature of a work team makes them vulnerable to conflicts and disagreements. Because people carry the weight of personal values, experiences and beliefs into the work team, there is always the possibility that conflict will arise. That is why recognizing the signs and source of conflict will help understand the role of conflict in the work team. Here is list of signs of conflicts that the work team should be aware of: 1. Anger, irritability, sarcasm 2. Without holding of, or willingness to share information needed to do the task 3. Lack of enthusiasm 4. Avoidance of responsibility 5. Difficulty participating in group discussion or decisions 6. An unwillingness to cooperate Conflicts are rooted in various aspects of each individual team members experience and beliefs....   [tags: Communications] 1535 words
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Conflict and Communication - Conflict and Communication Conflict can happen anytime of your life, it will happen matter you want it or not. In addition, it can have both negative and positive impacts for our relationship (Gudykunst, 2004). According to Yi-Feng 2007, she mentions that conflict is “incompatible activities, where one person’s actions are interfering, obstructing, or in other ways making the behavior of another less effective”. In term of nature of conflict, conflict is a cause which happens by threatened human needs problem (Kelman, 2002)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Interpersonal Conflict - ... Individual perception is an important key concept to understanding the origin of conflict between parties. Conflict has also been de-fined as “a breakdown in the standard mechanisms of decision-making so that an individual or group experiences difficulty in selecting an action alternative” March and Simon (1993). Jehn and Mannix (2001) described conflict of an interpersonal nature as a recognition shared by two people in a dispute that they have irreconcilable needs, incompatible goals, and incongruity....   [tags: Human Resource Management] 429 words
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution What does conflict resolution mean to me. Conflict resolution is when an impartial or neutral person puts a plan into action to resolve and settle issues within an organization or a team. In the business world today a great amount of focus is being placed on employees working as team unit to increase new ideas, distribute more job responsibilities among a larger group, and most important create a unified front and camaraderie. Along with advantages there are always disadvantages, wherever there are teams, there is a chance for conflict....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Managing Conflict - Effective managers are successful within the workgroup and organization when a style is used to resolve a conflict. People do experience conflict in their lives. There has always been a lot of interest in how to manage conflict once it appears in the open, and that is important. What is not so common is a concern for preventing unnecessary conflict, so it does not start in the first place. Managers are capable of using all five resolutions skills to deal with conflict in the workplace. Organizations of all types need good managers in order to survive when dealing with conflicts that will occur within a workplace....   [tags: Business Strategy Human Resources] 1523 words
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Conflict Theory - Throughout life, one encounters many social situations. The way a person processes these situations says a lot about his or her general outlook on life. While there are many theories, there are three primary Theoretical Perspectives: Functionalist Theory, Conflict Theory, and Symbolic Interaction Theory. Personally, I struggled in choosing a single perspective. I believe that if one perspective had a perfect explanation, there would probably be only one perspective. Since this is not the case however, it must be admitted that no single theory base perfectly explains every social situation....   [tags: Psychology] 790 words
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Conflict In Literature - There are many different elements of fiction. While takes several forms to make the writing interesting, conflict in literature can make the story interesting. Readers often relate to the characters in a story, poem, or play because it provokes the imagination, creates hope for the future, and confidence to live life. The conflict can be between two people or an inner conflict. Robert Frost "Road not Taken" the conflict is an inner conflict and in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason the conflict is between two characters....   [tags: Literature] 1594 words
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Conflict Resolution - I.     INTRODUCTION Conflict is when two or more people come together with an aligned goal, a team is formed. This team is comprised of members, each with his own plan of action to best achieve the task at hand. Many times one member believes that his point of view is the most correct or most efficient, while another member of the team may disagree, offering her idea as best. When one individual challenges another, conflict is born. This is a very basic example, and only one type of conflict is addressed....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Nature of Conflict - ... This program suggests a strong commitment, communication and caring for each other. In addition to this group I also attend various workshops, classes and read books that are in harmony with my values, my relationships, and my life. Within the various ways of managing conflict I found some of the basic principles are the same. When one can identify the habitual ways of thinking and speaking to others that hinders communication with them, we on our way to resolving conflict. Then we can develop relationships that are based on mutual respect and compassion for each other....   [tags: Psychology]
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Investigating Conflict - Community and Family Studies Assessment two : Investigating Conflict Examining Conflict An inevitable aspect of humanity, conflict will occur between individuals and within groups. Some forms of conflict may be contructive, resulting in enhanced self esteem, and others may have a negative impact on individuals and groups therefore being destructive. Disruptive conflict is the result of conflict that causes a group to disintegrate or prevent it from continuing in its role or direction. The predominant concern surrounding my chosen community issue is the claims from students and tutors that their teachers are cheating in the nation wide NAPLAN testing by either placing significant pressure on them or changing their students answers....   [tags: Psychology]
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Dealing With Conflict - Dealing with Conflict 1.1  Potential conflict can arise when two parties or people have a disagreement on a particular subject. For example, a person may have said he was going to complete a task which he failed to do which caused conflict with another person or party, or maybe two people who have different ideas on who to accomplish a task may become heated.  Stages of conflict are hard to describe in detail but it usually starts with raised voices to get an opinion across which can escalate into a yelling match as one person tries to get the other person or party to agree with what he is saying....   [tags: essays research papers] 664 words
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Conflict as a Measure - Conflict as a Measure of Team Development The ability of a team to resolve conflict is a valid measure of team development. The role of conflict in work teams is determined by the manner in which it is managed. Conflict is a driving force of change that can result in improved decision-making processes and progressive team development. However, teams must learn to be confrontational without destroying the team process. Teams are able to handle conflict and perform at a high level by following a framework of communication needed for managing conflict constructively....   [tags: essays research papers] 828 words
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MAnaging Conflict - Managing Conflict What is conflict. Conflict is a natural disagreement resulting from individuals or groups that differ in attitudes, beliefs, values or needs. It can also originate from past rivalries and personality differences. Other causes of conflict include trying to negotiate before the timing is right or before needed information is available. Causes of conflict. 1. Lack of communication. There is a lack of communications. Failure to share ideas and feelings (between wife and husband for example) allows the other person to "fill in the gap." We "read in" what we think the other person will say or anticipate how the other person will respond....   [tags: essays research papers] 614 words
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The Future of Conflict - The Future of Conflict At the beginning of the quarter, I was discussing war with my father. He said to me, “War is nothing more than politics gone awry. Just remember- It's all shades of gray, my son. Ain't any black and white except on an old TV”. After mulling over this for several weeks, I came to the profound conclusion that war between states was quickly becoming obsolete. As we explore the politics of the twenty first century, we can draw the conclusion that global conflict as we know it is nearing an end....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]
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Culture and Conflict - The possibility of the clash of civilizations, as seen by a quick glimpse of history, makes it evident that conflict is nearly inevitable. There are 5 key aspects that bring about problems in any given scenario. Historically, a niche is formed from a group of individuals with similar ways of life; through time the niche gains resources and adopts a religion or lack thereof. With these characteristics attributed to a group of people they are either viewed as friends or foes to neighboring communities, creating alliances....   [tags: Sociology]
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Conflict in Darfur - ... In addition to direct violence that is taking place in Darfur, this social destruction can have just as devastating of effects, if not worst. This type is referred to as structural violence in international relations topics. It is the result of the structure of social relations as opposed to having a direct, immediate effect on the affected peoples, such as the bombing of a village. Structural violence occurs over a broader spectrum, affecting more people over a longer period of time (Goldstein and Pevehouse)....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Conflict Theory - ... “Within the American society,” he writes, major national power now resides in the economic, the political, and the military domains...” (pg.132). It is evident as Mills points out that the individuals who head the government are all closely linked. These individuals have a common interest and as a unit contribute to exploiting those not within the inner circle. Booth realized the connection between himself, the prison system and those in charge was one that had directly affected his sentencing and his experience while he was in prison....   [tags: Black Man, Minorities, Correctional System] 2791 words
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Conflict Perspective - The conflict perspective is very apparent in modern day issues affecting the environment. Environmental groups, both government and non-government based like The Sierra Club and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) are often at odds with industries with conflicting goals such as logging and oil industries. The industries want their right to manufacture products from natural resources, while environmental groups want to protect and preserve these limited natural resources. For example, conservationist groups lobby to industries in the energy field and people in general to reduce and conserve their use of natural resources and to develop alternate sources for this energy....   [tags: essays research papers] 570 words
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Conflict Resolution - Conflict Resolution Conflict in the work place is inevitable. People will argue, disagree, or treat another badly for many reasons. Racial prejudice, sexual prejudice, religious prejudice, or simply not liking someone can and will cause conflict. Conflict resolution can be handled in a one-on-one manner (the boss talking to employees) or can be handled through mediation or negotiation. The one-on-one method will work in a small business setting where there is employee conflict or business conflict....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework Essays]
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culture and conflict - The culture of conflict is just as important as the conflict itself. The reasons for conflict and the inner agony of pride are all do to culture. The epic poem of Gilgamesh, and The Odyssey, the story of Genesis have many forms of many conflicts. Cultural conflicts have many different forms, but pride is usually at the root of all of them. The book of Gilgamesh has many conflicts, and battles. Gilgamesh was a flashy warrior and leader that resolved everything with primitive actions. He was a conflict all his own because the towns people didn’t like his leadership....   [tags: essays research papers] 1484 words
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