Module 3: Managing Conflict and Workplace Relationships / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Creative conflict, along with harmony and synchronicity in the workplace, are issues too many of us have avoided because we simply didn't understand them or didn't know what to say. MANAGING CONFLICT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS, Second Edition, uses an approach that involves far more than dispute resolution or figuring out how limited resources can be distributed equitably among people who think they all deserve more. This module shows you how to manage your own emotions, as well as those of others. MANAGING CONFLICT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS, Second Edition, helps you understand conflict and clearly illustrates how to deal with it. Learn what social scientists and business executives now know about conflict, personality style, organizational structure, and human interaction. Examine the most successful strategies for keeping your edge and keeping your friends. Practical forms, instruments, and applications are also included.
About the Author
James S. O'Rourke teaches management and corporate communication at the University of Notre Dame, where he is Founding Director of the Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication and Concurrent Professor of Management. In a career spanning four decades, he has earned an international reputation in business and corporate communication. BUSINESS WEEK magazine has twice named him one of the "outstanding faculty" in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of business. His publications include MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION: A CASE-ANALYSIS APPROACH from Prentice-Hall, now in second edition, and BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: A FRAMEWORK FOR SUCCESS from Thomson Learning. O'Rourke is also senior editor of an eight-book series on Managerial Communication and is principal author or directing editor of more than 100 management and corporate communication case studies. O'Rourke is a graduate of Notre Dame with advanced degrees from Temple University, the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Communication from the S. I. Newhouse School of Syracuse University. He has held faculty appointments at the United States Air Force Academy, the Defense Information School, the United States Air War College, and the Communications Institute of Ireland. He was a Gannett Foundation Teaching Fellow at Indiana University in the 1980s, and a graduate student in language and history at Christ's College, Cambridge University, in England during the 1970s. O'Rourke is a member and trustee of The Arthur W. Page Society, a member of the Reputation Institute, and the Management Communication Association. He is also a regular consultant to Fortune 500 and mid-size businesses throughout North America.
Sandra Dean Collins currently teaches management communication for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Her courses include business writing, speaking, listening and responding and managing differences. She has also taught statistics and research methods for the university. She conducts team training for the Mendoza College of Business and local organizations and consults with small and mid-sized organizations on communication and team related issues. Her background includes a Ph.D. is Social Psychology and experience in sales, purchasing and banking.
Table of Contents
1. The Nature of Conflict. 2. Analyzing Conflicts. 3. Working through Conflict.