Conflicts do not occur in a vacuum. The conflict climate, consisting of threats of power abuse, competition, distrust and defensiveness, may cause the conflict to escalate. How does it relates to your life situation? The purpose of this essay is to apply correctly the key terms, principles, and suggestions to conflicts in your life.
Write a brief essay in which you apply key concepts and suggestions to your own life situation, past, present, or future. Use the following Objectives and Key Terms to identify the key concepts.
Describe the role that climate plays in general in conflict situations.
Describe the role played by an imbalance of power in a conflict situation and explain how to equalize power.
Describe the role played by competition in a conflict situation and explain how to encourage cooperation.
Describe the role played by distrust in a conflict situation and explain how to create trust.
Describe the role played by defensive behaviors in a conflict situation and explain how to engage and encourage supportive behaviors.
Explain how the concept of defensive behavior differs from that of power imbalance.
Explain how groupthink leads to mismanaged conflict.
Address the following questions in your essay:
Define and explain two key concepts from the reading that stood out to you with (citations/ references should be in APA style).
Include suggestions the authors make that would help you better manage conflicts
Then explain how you could use the concepts that you identified to better manage a conflict in the past, present, or future.
Identified 2 key terms from the following list, defined, and explained them.
1. Abilene Paradox
3. conflict climate
5. defensive behaviors
8. harmful conflict climate
9. healthy trust
10. imbalance of power
11. Lucifer Effect
12. mixed motive situation
13. neutral speech
14. nurturing conflict climate
16. power abuse
17. powerful speech
18. powerless speech
19. Prisoners Dilemma (PD)
20. supportive behaviors
24. unhealthy trust
25. winlose outcomes
26. winwin outcomes