Conflict Management Styles Paper

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Conflict Management Styles Paper
Mary Weyer

Conflict Management Styles Paper
    Conflict happens in life.   The way one responds to conflict will limit or enable their success.   If one has the right tools to understand the conflict, they will understand their conflict patterns and will have the power to make more effective choices when they are confronted by conflict.   One’s personal conflict management style will have an effect on how they handle work management conflict.   In this paper I will discuss types of conflict management styles, my personal conflict management style and my work’s conflict management style.
Types of Conflict Management
    According to K. W. Thomas and R. H. Kilmann there are five conflict management styles.   The five styles are accommodating, avoiding, collaborating, competing, and compromising.            
    Accommodating is the style where you cooperate to a high-degree.   This may be at your own expense and is working against your own goals, objectives, and desired outcomes.   Accommodating can be effective if one is working with an expert or has a better solution and effective in saving future relations with the other person or group.  
    Avoiding is where one does not face the issue.   They are not helping the other person or members in reaching the goal or goals.   The person is not actively participating in the portion of the task that they want no part of.   This style works when the issue is not very important, there is no chance of winning, when the issue could be very costly, and the atmosphere is full of emotions.   The issue will sometimes take care of itself but avoiding the issue does not work for long term strategy.  
    Collaborating is where one and their partner work together as a team to achieve their goals.   This style does not work towards a win or lose scenario but works towards a win, win scenario.   Using this style works on a complex issue that needs a unique solution.   This is a chance for...