Conflict Analysis Part 1: Observe an instance that you are not personally involved with where conflict is present (you will need to be a bit of a covert operator to accomplish this). Answer the following:
In several detailed paragraphs, describe the conflict scene.
1a. Who was involved in the conflict? What was the relationship between the participants prior to the conflict? Did it appear as if the relationship between the participants had any impact on how either person responded to the conflict?
1b. When and where did it take place? Was it formal or informal? Planned or unplanned? What impact did the location and time have on the outcome?
1c. What transpired? (Be ...view middle of the document...
This is more about five or six prior situations rather than the situation that took place during that meeting.
1e. What was the underlying problem or the real problem? If this is unclear, what might you speculate the real problem to be?
The problem was definitely underlying problem. We let little things in each other personalities bother us and did not take the time to talk these things out instead we resorted to making ourselves look bad in front of one of our key leaders and being reprimanded for our actions.
There are many conflict management strategies that can be employed when dealing with conflict. Consider which were present in this conflict.
1f. Which conflict management strategies were employed by each of the participants? Did the conflict management strategies change during the course of the conversation? How do you know?
I think if we would have taken the time to discuss our personal problems with one another beforehand this would have never transpired. Instead we let pent up aggression from past incidents get the better of us and as a result ended up looking very childish in a very adult situation.
1g. What was the outcome? Was there a winner? A loser? Did there appear to be an impact on the relationship? If so, what was that impact?
There was no winner in this situation. We were both reprimanded the same way and after the situation transpired we both sat down and worked out our personal differences like adults which is what we should have done in the first place.
1h. Looking back, describe at least two variables that could be changed in this scene to alter the outcome.
If we had discussed our personal feeling with one another prior...