Leading Organizations

One of key elements in the material this week is the element of conflict that exists in organizations and how it fits into the political frame. People often perceive conflict as a negative when in reality conflict can have positive outcomes, and like it or not, conflict is inevitable. Look at it this way: “when conflict prevents the achievement of organizational objectives, it is negative or dysfunctional” (Lussier & Achua, 2016, p. 201); whereas “functional, conflict exists when disagreement and opposition supports change and the achievement of organizational objectives” (Lussier & Achua, 2016, p. 201).

In your initial post, describe a work conflict that you have been a part of. Provide a context for the situation, identify if the conflict was dysfunctional or functional based on the provided description. Do not analyze the situation in your initial post.

Prof. Angela


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