Conflict

How do we deal with conflict?

We can…

AVOID
• both parties might pretend a conflict does not exist
• may help a relationship last a little longer

ACCOMMODATE
• one party may give in to keep the peace
• helps a relationship last a little longer

COMPROMISE
• requires both parties to engage in discussion
• helps a relationship last a little longer

COMPETE
• one party can push the other into competing
• sets a tone for independence; appropriate in limited settings

COLLABORATE
• requires both parties to engage in creative discussion to reach a mutually satisfactory solution
• builds a stronger relationship

Print Friendly