Predictably, his team was penalized and he was ejected.
The penalty was very unfortunate as his team, the Giants, narrowly lost the game. Williams' poor choice of a conflict management strategy was a giant blunder.
However, that strategy might not be the strategy that we habitually use.
The Wrong Strategy for Shaun Williams How often do we make the mistake that Shaun Williams (celebrating in the photo above) made on Sunday; i.e., responding to a conflict situation the way we feel like responding rather than the way we should respond?
Techniques should be evaluated and applied based on the own needs vs others needs • Collaborating – I win, you win • Compromising – Win some, lose some (You bend, I bend) • Accommodating – I lose, you win • Competing – I win, you lose • Avoiding – No winners, No losers In this post I am going to discuss the pros and cons of these techniques.
• Leads to solving the actual problem • Leads to a win-win outcome • Reinforces mutual trust and respect • Builds a foundation for effective collaboration in the future • Shared responsibility of the outcome • You earn the reputation of a good negotiator • Collaborating may not be practical when timing is crucial and a quick solution or fast response is required • Requires a commitment from all parties to look for a mutually acceptable solution • The process takes lots of time and energy • Some may take advantage of other people’s trust and openness • Faster issue resolution.
When we say “Conflict”, the first word comes to our mind is Fight, Avoid, Anger, Lose, Pain, Control, War, Hate, Impasse, Loss, Destruction, Bad, Fear, Wrong doing, Mistake etc., As you can see, conflicts is almost universally perceived as a negative occurrence. Often, a conflict presents opportunities for improvement.
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.
When tempers flared between one of Williams' teammates and an opponent, Williams ran across the field and began to fight.
There are many conflict situations that should be handled with one of the other four conflict management strategies rather than collaboration.
Managers who are very skilled at conflict management are able to (a) understand interpersonal conflict situations and (b) use the appropriate conflict management strategy for each situation.
Don't fence yourself in by conflict; taking two or three witnesses requires that you are also open to reproof and correction "5.
Don't recycle conflict; once resolved, let it go and get back to your life" -- Bruce Barton in "Matthew" section of "I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord." -- Philippians 4:2 Team unity: 5 conflict management techniques Missionaries get into conflict with each other. Volunteers in ministry organizations find themselves in conflict.