Conflict Resolution: Concepts and Practice
2008 | ISBN-10: 0791802744 | 111 pages | PDF | 11 MB
This is the fourth volume in the popular Technical Manager`s Survival Guides book series. Other volumes discuss Team Building, Systems Development, Change Management, and more.
In the workplace, clear concise communication is always a necessary factor to embrace. We as individuals need to remain responsible enough to actively resolve our internal conflicts and be able to articulate our basic needs in a respectful manner to all others. This book is a necessary and useful tool for finding your way in conflict management. I was really impressed with Chapters 8 (Conflict Resolution Best Practices) and 9 (Test Yourself: Are You a Good Conflict Mediator) as they focus on providing resolutions to, individuals during difficult instances. Always remain professional with clear, focused, and direct resolutions when dealing with conflicts in the workplace and beyond. –Mona C. Fuller, Project Coordinator, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
Almost all project managers will encounter conflict within their teams or at the workplace. Conflict is natural in all organizations due to different values that each person or entity holds, how you resolve the conflict is a critical factor in determining whether your project and work environment will continue to be healthy or not. This book by a prominent practitioner accepts this reality and presents a sound methodology to resolve conflicts. Here you will learn how to do it right the very first time, as a result the conflicting parties will have deeper understanding and respect for each other, rather than the more common harmful and destructive outcomes of conflicts. –Dr. Vijay Kanabar, Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences and Computer Science, Director of Project Management Programs, Boston University
The workplace today requires professionals that are highly prepared and have excellent interpersonal skills that executives sometimes lack but are too embarrassed to admit. If there is conflict in your team or in your company, is that in itself a sign of failure, of absence of cohesion or of confusion about the company`s mission? This book, by a renowned professional, will help you to understand conflicts and their causes, identify human needs, mediate conflicts, acquire conflict negotiations skills, and deal with conflict prevention and resolution with a strategic approach. You will be referring to this book again and again at work and very likely in your personal life as well. If you have been asking yourself these questions, and want to be prepared for small and pervasive conflicts alike, this is the book. I don`t know how I survived so far without the knowledge that I have now acquired. –Marcia Farias, Master of Law, Legal Counselor, Government Accounting Office, Brasilia, Brazil