Leadership and Conflict Term Paper by rasheta

Leadership and Conflict
A look at the management of conflict in the workplace.
# 102214 | 1,007 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 18, 2008 in Business (Management)

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This paper examines how the use of teams in the workplace is becoming more and more prominent and how, as work teams increase, it is critical that leadership and employees understand how to successfully overcome conflict, leading to a more effective decision-making team. The paper also discusses the roles of management regarding conflict in the workplace, explains the different types of conflict that occur in work teams and looks at how managers can use conflict to build a high performance team.

From the Paper:

"An effective manager is one who is committed to fostering trust, commitment, and a sense of purpose among employees. As a result of rising customer expectations, constant change in business needs and global competition, managers are forced to deliver and exceed expectations like they never done before. Managers "are often needed to provide strategic direction and vision to groups...Managers help organizations to channel productive behavior in directions that are beneficial and that meet relevant strategic objectives". (Jex, S. 2002). Other responsibilities of managers include motivation, coaching, and obtaining resources for groups for task completion. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Esquivel, M. & Kleiner, B. (1996). The Importance of Conflict in Work Team Effectiveness. Retrieved on November 2, 2007 for the University of PhoenixProQuest Website: http://proquest.umi.com
  • High Performance Teamwork:Customized for Your Needs. Retrieved on November 2, 2007 from the World Wide Web: http://www.learningcenter.net/training/pt-teamwork.htm
  • Jex, S. (2002). Organizational Psychology:A Scientist-Practitioner Approach. John Wiley & Sons. Ch. 10

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