Conflict is an integral part of our lives, and we encounter it in every aspect of our personal and professional activities.
Surely, you have observed (or even participated in) some form of conflict at your workplace, be it a simple but heated interpersonal matter, or a full-scale organizational dispute.
You will need to address in EACH module, as described below.
Focus should be put on sections II + III.
As each module deals with a different topic, you can choose on describing and analyzing the same conflict in all modules, or widening your scope and describing different incidents.
Part I: Background and Settings (in about ½ a page):
The Organization – Without revealing proprietary information, describe the organization of your choice (It should be one that you are familiar with, so preferably it would be easier, if it would be your own).
The Conflict – Describe the workplace conflict issue you have chosen to write about.
What is the underlying problem or difference?
Who are the parties or sides in this conflict?
Choose a Side – Choose one of the parties or sides in the conflict and let me know of your choice.
Part II: How Was It Negotiated? (in about 1 full page):
Describe “your chosen” side’s decisions and/or behaviors and/or actions to the following:
What preparations were made pre – negotiations?
Were there any emotional reactions and behaviors at the negotiating table?
How were proposals offered and were they accepted or rejected?
Were the negotiations efficient and effective?
How would you describe the relations between the two sides: before, during and after the negotiations?
Part III: What Would You Have Done? (in about 1 full page):
Assuming you are the principal representative for your “chosen side”:
What would you have done in this case to make the negotiation more efficient and effective?