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Many people are afraid of conflict resolution. They feel threatened by conflict resolution because they may not get what they want if the other party gets what they want. Even in the best circumstances, conflict resolution is uncomfortable because people are usually unskilled at conflict resolution. Finally, people can get hurt in a conflict and, at work, they are still expected to work together effectively every day. Practicing personal courage is necessary if you want to really resolve conflicts at work. Take a look at Personal Courage and Conflict Resolution at Work.

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Poll: How Would You Describe Your Conflict Resolution Style?

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June 15, 2006 at 10:06 am
(1) Stephanie says:

I have a tendency to avoid conflict if necessary. I never learned to argue effectively. Listening during a conflict is really necessary as well. It’s a learning thing.

June 16, 2006 at 1:54 am
(2) Jamil Khan says:

Listing is very important, as far as actions are concerned, for me its situation dependent because at one time you would be acting like a procrastinator while other times you would be a communicator or a negotiator.

April 3, 2007 at 1:11 pm
(3) c farris says:

I have a negotiator/communicator style. However, I am skeptical that 33% of your responders are intimidators. That finding speaks more to the anomynity of the Internet that a real finding. In real life, these Internet “bullies” may be avoidersmore than anything else!

April 3, 2007 at 4:58 pm
(4) humanresources says:

I must admit I agree with you. I don’t generally find that percentage of people with an intimidating style in the workplace.

March 10, 2008 at 11:24 am
(5) hamitu says:

This poll is not designed correctly and the results do not look real. I am sure everyone clicking the first link thinking it is another article. That is exactly what I did and I was surprised to see the result and my vote for the first choice. This poll needs to be redesigned….

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