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Monday, 07 February 2011 08:56

Should you be Accommodating?

cover_tki_LThe Accommodating Mode is one of the modes of conflict resolution as defined by the TKI or Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. The TKI breaks our conflict handling preferences into five modes.

Some people view being accommodating as a sign of weakness. If you always accommodate others around you then perhaps you are exhibiting a weakness. A weakness in your conflict resolution skills because this means you are always being very unassertive. You might even neglect your own concerns to satisfy the concerns of others. This could be self-sacrificing, but it can also be selfless generosity or charity or obeying orders when you would prefer not to. Other than charity or obeying orders, is there any other time when drawing from this mode is desirable? Absolutely, please read on.

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The Competing Mode is one of the modes of conflict resolution as defined by the TKI or Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. The TKI breaks our conflict handling preferences into five modes.

Because the Competing Mode is considered to be assertive, uncooperative and power-oriented it often gets a bad rap. Sure sometimes a person who always uses this mode is pursuing their beliefs at the expense of others or using whatever power they can to win their position. But let’s suspend final judgment about the Competing Mode for just one moment. There is a time and a place for every conflict resolution style and this means that there are times when the Competing Mode should be your first choice. Here is an example.

Scenario – Your Company is introducing a new policy and it is going to be very unpopular. Let’s say you are reverting from a four day work week back to a five day work week. Your team is really mad and really believes that they should have a say in this decision. How can you best handle this conflict?

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Monday, 20 December 2010 14:02

What are the Five Conflict Resolution Modes?

conflict-resWhat are the Five Conflict Resolution Modes?
And which one do you use most often?

When you understand how you handle conflict, you can begin to understand when your approach is effective and when it is not. Then you can learn to adapt your behavior and draw from different conflict resolutions styles as-needed. There are five conflict handling modes and one of these is your preferred mode. These five modes come from the TKI or Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

What is the TKI? The TKI is a questionnaire designed to measure how you tend to handle inter-personal conflict. This is expressed using five modes (which we will cover next) and two dimensions:

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Thursday, 25 January 2007 21:37

Conflict Management

Whether conflict has a net positive or negative effect on a project and its parent organization depends on how the project manager handles it. PMI® recognizes five methods for dealing with conflict:

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