Examples Of Interpersonal Conflict

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Conflict, or more specifically, interpersonal conflict, is a fact of life, and it is particularly encountered in the organizational life. It often emerges more when people are stressed, for example, when there are changes on the horizon, or when everyone is under pressure because of a looming deadline.” (SkillsYouNeed website) Recently, I had a conflict with a newly promoted colleague at my work place. We receive a bag in our office with mail for our officers and in it also are things I order for the office. The bag is opened by one person. That day the bag was in my name not that of the office, and it happened I noticed and could not recall to have ordered anything. The person I mentioned asked me not to open the bag, but being the bag in my name, I opened it, because I was worried that there was a mistake. What happened? He made his subordinates to send an email complain, and the next morning called me in the office. He started by…show more content…
The way I acted to the conflict in this case was that first I insisted in my rights, although being opposed by my colleague, I gave facts of this decision and did what I thought was correct. The way he acted toward this conflict was being unfair by putting a complaint without first knowing the rules, calling me in the office and being bossy and accusing me of stubbornness and that I had done the wrong thing, and did not try to understand or listen to my reason. While he was not conscious of the rules and guidance he was insisting on his version of the facts. Furthermore he consulted people that had nothing to do with this issue. The main problems were the conflicts and mistrust created between us and also the lack of information this colleague had. My colleague was taking things personally as it wasn’t the first time he was acting unfairly toward me. He wanted to show authority due to prior conflicts we had. He was convinced that I was not being cooperative with
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