Common Causes of Conflict
Thought Leader: LaSharnda Beckwith, Ph.D.
Everyone deals with conflict. Learning good conflict management skills is important to succeed in the world of business. Organizations that understand how to channel conflict appropriately are the most effective.
The Causes of Conflict
The first step in dealing with conflict is identifying the specific cause of the conflict. There are several common causes of conflict:
- A lack of common understanding
- Poor communication skills
- Unclear or unfair expectations
- Power plays and manipulations
Being able to identify the specific cause of the conflict you’re dealing with will help you better overcome these challenges and remain effective in your organization.
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More Resources on Conflict and Conflict Management
- Common Conflict Management Styles
- Conflict Management on Wikipedia
- Conflict Resolution: Resolving Conflict Rationally and Effectively
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