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SCOM 1000, Chp. 5

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SCOM 1000, Chp. 5 SCom 1000

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notes from 9/8/16 & Chp.5 Conflict
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Date Created: 09/10/16
SCOM 1000 9/8/16 Chp:5 – Conflict 4 Elements 1. Express struggle 2. Between 2 interdependent people 3. Perception of incompatible goals, scarce resources, or interference of others 4. Attempting to achieve specific goals Mild Differences Fight Disagreement Conflict Litigation Dispute Campaign Conflict is a process 1. Source: Prior Conditions a. Sets the stage for the disagreement. You become aware that there are differences between you & the other person. 2. Beginning: Frustration Awareness SCOM 1000 9/8/16 a. atleast 1 of you becomes aware that differences in relationship are increasingly problematic 3. Middle: Active Conflict a. You bring your frustration to the attention of the others b. Expressed Struggle- conflict becomes active i. If thoughts are not expressed, struggle is passive not active 4. End: Resolution a. Began to manage the conflict 5. Aftermath: Follow-Up a. Dealing with hurt feelings or managing simmering grudges i. Constructive  build new insight & establishes new relationship patterns ii. Deconstructive  win/lose perspective vs solution/resolution orientation Conflict Triggers  Criticism  Feeling entitled  Perceive lack of fairness  More perceived cots than rewards  Different perspectives triggers o Power (who’s in charge) o Social issues (political & religion) o Personal flaws o Distrust o Intimacy o Personal distance  Dialectal Tension (need 2 things @ the same time) o Being separate & connected  Want freedom but still want to be connected to someone o Feelings of being open & closed  Want and need degrees of openness in our relationship Conflict Management Styles  Avoidance o “Not my problem” (lose-lose approach)  Accommodation o Giving in to demands of others for fear of creating problems (lose-win approach)  Competition o Want to win at expense of other (win-lose approach)  Compromise o Seek to find middle ground both parties give up a little (lose/win – lose/win)  Collaborate SCOM 1000 9/8/16 o High concern for both self & others (win/win) Conflict Management Skills  Manage emotions o Awareness of feelings  Seek to understand cause  Mutual time to acceptable timing & place to discuss conflict  Manage information o Describe conflict producing events: difference between opinion and fact o Asking for change o Listen to understand  Manage goals o Identify your goals & partner’s goals  Maintain relationship with positivity o Identify where you overlap  Achieve mutual understanding  Objective not subjective  Manage problem o Negotiation strategies  Separate people from problem  Shared interests  Options to solve problems o Problem-solving structure  Define problem  Analyze problem o Uses solutions that enables each member to “save face” Vocab 1. Constructive Conflict: helps build new insights and establishes new patterns in a relationship 2. Deconstructive Conflict: Lack of flexibility in responding to others in a conflict 3. Dialectical Tension: people’s need or desire for two things at the same time 4. Pseudo conflict: we miss the meaning of a message 5. Ego Conflict: people in argument become more defensive about his/her position 6. Interpersonal Power: degree which a person is able to influence or control his or her relationship partner 7. Dependent Relationship: one person has a greater need for the partner to satisfy his or her needs 8. Legitimate Power: based on the respect for a position that a person holds 9. Referent Power: Comes from our attraction to another person, or the charisma a person possesses SCOM 1000 9/8/16 10. Expert Power: person’s knowledge and experience 11. Reward Power: based on another person’s ability to satisfy your needs 12. Compliance Gaining: involves taking actions in interpersonal relationships to gain something from our partner 13. Flaming: when someone sends an overly negative message that personally attacks someone else


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