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ASSIGNMENT # 01
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (HRM624)
Due Date: 23 May, 2014
What Is Your Primary Conflict-Handling Style?
This assignment will give you the experience of self analysis of your conflict handling
abilities and also will enable you to review to what extent your conflict handling skills
are effective or need improvements to make your life successful.
1. To continue building your self-awareness.
2. To assess your approach to conflict.
3. To provide a springboard for handling conflicts more effectively.
This measure is developed by Professor Afzalur Rahim. For each of the 15 items, indicate
how often you rely on that tactic by circling the appropriate number.
1. I argue my case with my co-workers to show the merits of my position. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
2. I negotiate with my co-workers so that a compromise can be reached. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
3. I try to satisfy the expectations of my co-workers. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
4. I try to investigate an issue with my co-workers to find a solution acceptable to us. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
5. I am firm in pursuing my side of the issue. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
6. I attempt to avoid being “put on the spot” and try to keep my conflict with my
co-workers to myself. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
7. I hold on to my solution to a problem. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
8. I use “give and take” so that a compromise can be made. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
9. I exchange accurate information with my co-workers to solve a problem together. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
10. I avoid open discussion of my differences with my co-workers. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
11. I accommodate the wishes of my co-workers. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
12. I try to bring all our concerns out in the open so that the issues can be resolved
in the best possible way. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
13. I propose a middle ground for breaking deadlocks. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
14. I go along with the suggestions of my co-workers. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
15. I try to keep my disagreements with my co-workers to myself in order to avoid
hard feelings. 1 — 2— 3— 4— 5
Scoring and Interpretation
Enter your responses, item by item, in the five categories below, and then add the three
scores for each of the styles.
Note: There are no rights or wrong answers, because individual differences are involved.
Integrating Obliging Dominating
Item Score Item Score Item Score
4. _____ 3. _____ 1. _____
9. _____ 11. _____ 5. _____
12. _____ 14. _____ 7. _____
Total _____ Total _____ Total _____
Item Score Item Score
6. _____ 2. _____
10. _____ 8. _____
15. _____ 13. _____
Total _____ Total _____
Your CONFLICT handling tactics:
Your primary conflict-handling style is: __________________
(The category with the highest total score)
Your backup conflict-handling style is: ___________________
(The category with the second highest total score)
1. Is there a clear gap between your primary and backup styles, or are they
same, do above results suggest indecisiveness about conflict handling skills
on your part? Explain with solid justification.
6 marks (max. 75- 100 words)
2. Will your primary conflict-handling style persist well to different
situations? Explain with logical arguments.
6 marks (max. 75- 100 words)
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