Observation in Work Place
Communication, Culture, Conflict, & Technology
In Work Place
Work place has created an excellent environment for new ideas and thoughts to be
created and developed. With Communication, Culture, Conflict and technology often
normal occurrence in teams. Oftentimes, with conflict, comes growth. The key towards
"productive" conflict is understanding what conflict is and what types are appropriate
and inappropriate. This paper will focus on three levels of conflict: prevention,
definition, and resolution.
There are methods that can be practiced in the attempt to prevent work team
conflicts. There are strategies the team leader can use to spot early signs of conflict.
Prevention techniques can and should be used as soon as a team is established so that
every member can help identify and prevent conflicts. Communication within the work
place needs to be open and honest, giving everyone the opportunity to state their
Fairness and respect for one another should always be focused on
preventing conflicts between team members.
The team leader should play the key role in preventing and resolving conflicts
within a team. Leaders should manage altercations in their earliest stages so that they
don't have a chance to erupt into a higher level of conflict. A good team leader should
always be prepared to handle conflicts as best as they can in a professional and non-bias
The attitudes of members within a team can be the biggest cause of conflicts. Knowing
this, they must be prepared to react professionally to other people's different
personalities and opinions. Showing respect for one another will help ensure conflicts
between members are productive, and not destructive. It is beneficial to a team to
recognize the difference in cultural backgrounds between one another. They should not
expect to all think alike and agree...