This is not to say, "Thou shalt collaborate" in a moralizing way, but to indicate the expected consequences of each approach: If we use a competing style, we might force the others to accept 'our' solution, but this acceptance may be accompanied by fear and resentment.If we accommodate, the relationship may proceed smoothly, but we may build up frustrations that our needs are going unmet.Each style is a way to meet one's needs in a dispute but may impact other people in different ways.By understanding each style and its consequences, we may normalize the results of our behaviors in various situations.Competitive tactics include: - Lying - Concealing one's own goals - Concealing one's own interests - Attacking or criticizing the other person verbally - Becoming positional, and then incrementally compromising toward a middle ground - Elevating one's own arguments - Denigrating or rejecting the other's arguments - Threatening and bluffing - Denying responsibility - Pretending to be or actually being hostile "Whatever you want is fine with me." When one party in a conflict genuinely does not care about the outcome of the conflict, accommodation may be the right choice for that situation.
Understanding the tactics and strategies of others who use competitive styles can assist conflict managers in defusing the negative consequences of competition and working toward a mutual gains approach.While there is no victor from compromise, each person also fails to achieve her or his original goal.As Markman, Stanley, and Blumberg (1996) conclude, "becoming more aware of the effects of your differing communication styles [in relationships] can go a long way toward preventing misunderstandings" (p. A conflict is a common phenomenon in the workplace. Conflict Management Technique is the practice of recognizing and dealing with disputes in a rational, balanced and effective way.Different stakeholders may have different priorities; conflicts may involve team members, departments, projects, organization and client, boss and subordinate, organization needs vs. Following are the techniques one needs to apply based on the circumstances.