In a Nutshell It's important to remember that there are many strategies we can use in conflict situations, but each of us tends to habitually use some strategies more often than others.
To most effectively resolve a conflict, we should use the strategy that is most appropriate for that particular conflict situation.
There are many advantages to using a collaborating strategy to handle interpersonal conflict situations.Collaborating is also an option, but it might not be worth the time. back to the top E-mail Your Comments Whether you are one of my former students or not, I invite you to share any insights or concerns you have regarding the topic of this newsletter or any other topic relating to management skills. The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table. "I'm looking for the seal." A father was reading Bible stories to his young son.Avoiding should normally be reserved for situations where there is a clear advantage to waiting to resolve the conflict. He read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." His son asked, "What happened to his flea?Predictably, his team was penalized and he was ejected.The penalty was very unfortunate as his team, the Giants, narrowly lost the game. Williams' poor choice of a conflict management strategy was a giant blunder.