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Jewel

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Ways People Deal With Conflict
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:06:48 AM »
There is no one best way to deal with conflict. It depends on the current situation. Here are the major ways that people use to deal with conflict:
1. You can avoid it.

Pretend it is not there or ignore it. Use this approach only when it simply is not worth the effort to argue. Be aware that this approach tends to worsen the conflict over time.
2. You can accommodate it.

You can give in to others, sometimes to the extent that you compromise yourself. Use this approach very sparingly and infrequently, for example, in situations when you know that you will have another more useful approach in the very near future. Usually this approach tends to worsen the conflict over time, and causes conflicts within yourself.
3. You can compete with the others.

You can work to get your way, rather than clarifying and addressing the issue. Competitors love accommodators. Use this approach when you have a very strong conviction about your position.
4. Compromising.

You can engage in mutual give-and-take. This approach is used when the goal is to get past the issue and move on together.
5. Collaborating.

You can focus on working together. Use this approach when the goal is to meet as many current needs as possible by using mutual resources. This approach sometimes raises new mutual needs. Collaboration can also be used when the goal is to cultivate ownership and commitment.