To help navigate when it is best to deal with conflict, this post will describe five conflict management techniques and their implications. Conflict Management Techniques The chart below shows the five conflict management styles. Thompson also offers one rule of thumb, “How important is the issue? ” Forcing is an assertive and uncooperative technique.

Throughout the series, our objectives are to understand our own style preferences, to become more facile with non-preferred styles, and to understand and respond appropriately to our buyers’ preferred styles.

This week, we’ll take a closer look at Compromising and Accommodating styles.

On the horizontal axis, there are uncooperative techniques that include forcing and avoiding. Conflict Management Styles Implications and When to Use Here are the implications of the various conflict styles, and when to use them. The outcome is that the person using this style feels vindicated, and it occurs at the other person’s expense.

Cooperative techniques include collaborating and accommodating. This style an be used at times of emergencies and when it is necessary to force through an issue that must be done quickly.

The drawbacks are that it is disempowering for the other party.

Avoiding is an unassertive and an uncooperative technique.

the opponent may constantly try to take advantage of your tendency toward smoothing/accommodating.

In this 4-part CONNECT2Sell series, we’re working to understand how becoming versatile in your conflict style will smooth out your negotiations with buyers.

As I shared in my last blog post that a conflict is a situation when the interests, needs, goals or values of involved parties interfere with one another. Therefore, it is important to understand (and apply) various conflict resolution techniques.

A conflict is a common phenomenon in the workplace. Conflict Management Technique is the practice of recognizing and dealing with disputes in a rational, balanced and effective way.

Both Accommodating and Compromising have a positive connotation.