Minimizing conflict can be accomplished by establishing ground rules early. Having a chain of command or established organizational structure is helpful in creating an environment suitable for resolving issues. A couple of other items that help with this are an effective grievance policy and fluent communication amongst co-workers. This is not to say that conflict will never occur. When it does, the proper resolutions should be placed in effect. All parties involved should agree to wanting to resolve the issue, and agree to the method by which this will be accomplished.
With this in mind and after conducting your own research on the matter, complete the following:
- Develop and share a conflict resolution plan involving at least six items.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this plan.
- In your reply to others, present additional advantages and disadvantages of their plan.