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Effective Methods for Managing Workplace Conflict

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Conflict is a natural part of being in a society and regularly occurs  in personal and professional arenas. In the workplace, disputes can be especially destructive as issues spread to other members and damage the ability of people to work together. Learning to develop a healthy style of conflict management helps minimize damage quickly and keeps the company moving in the right direction. Collaborating with others is one of the best methods of managing a business as it solves problems and helps keep people focused on goals (Paul, et. al., 2004/2005). When all parties are interested in resolving differences and finding an equitable solution, stronger companies emerge. The collective action of solving conflict forces the organization to get stronger as it reaches to overcome issues. Conflict management styles determine the  preferred approach when problems arise that cannot be easily rectified. People react to challenges in different ways but fundamentally take an obliging, in

Call for Papers: European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies

European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM) Date: June 16-17 2014, London, UK The conference committee is attracted by both theoretical and practical papers on many subjects, as well as by innovative ideas and experiences. We are also interested in case studies that demonstrate how research strategies have been applied and the lessons learned. We welcome contributions on many topics, presenting a range of scholarly approaches. theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods are eagerly awaited. Action research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format). §         Projective techniques §         Scales development and constructs measurement

Servant Leadership being Chosen by Many Leaders

Servant leadership is now being selected by senior leaders and boards of trustees as a style of leadership over authoritarian, democratic, or lassiez-faire styles.   Spears (2005) wrote: In countless for-profit and not-for-profit organizations today we are seeing traditional, autocratic, and hierarchical modes of leadership yielding to a different way of working—one based on teamwork and community, one that seeks to involve others in decision making, one strongly based in ethical and caring behavior, and one that is attempting to enhance the personal growth of workers while improving the caring and quality of our many institutions. This emerging approach to leadership and service is called servant-leadership. (p. 1) The idea of servant leadership seems to be paradoxical.   How can one be a leader if they are a servant?   But it is much more about the style of leadership than the name itself.   Imagine a stereotypical authoritarian style where the employee is not put first no

Management by Values: A New Management Approach

Management theory has developed based upon the success of companies. Through these examples researchers can better understand how successful techniques can be used to improve upon other organization. New techniques may provide a framework for developing companies in a highly competitive international market. The development of Management by Values offers a potential way to view and see organizations. It is beneficial to understand how these techniques contributed and grow from each other in a natural progression. Starting at Scientific Methodology each method contributed to concepts of administrative approaches, decentralization, strategy orientation, core competencies, innovation, and values. Each technique provided some level of strength at the time they were implement. However as the world environment becomes more complex it is important to continue and develop economic approaches. New methods must be forthcoming. According to Zhen (2012) the development of thought on m