Develop a 3-4-page report on how conflict can affect an organization. Describe reasons for conflict and explain the role of both functional and dysfunctional conflict in institutional change. Recommend strategies for resolving both functional and dysfunctional conflict.
Conflict is inevitable. As an employee of any institution, you will encounter conflict. Despite your best efforts, conflict will occur.
Suppose you work in an organization that seems to experience a great deal of conflict between individuals and between departments. The director of your department has asked you to draft a report he can use to brief his colleagues in executive leadership on institutional conflict and how it can affect an organization. Part of the report needs to offer recommendations on how to resolve conflict.
m almost immediately. We meet Gerald in one of the first scenes set in ‘job club’, a place seemingly used to waste time waiting for job offers to come in. He is trying to scold the other men in the room for not filling in applications, only to be resolutely informed by Gaz, “you forget, Gerald, you’re not our foreman anymore. You’re just like the rest of us: scrap.” Gerald has, in the past, been their boss. While it is unlikely that we are able to describe him as having a middle-class job, Gerald has perceivably been living a much more comfortable life than any of the other men laid off in his job. His position of authority and proximity to that of a middle-class lifestyle makes the other men in the film wary of him at first. He is not viewed as being on the same level as them – Gaz states that Gerald no longer has any station over them, however the knowledge that he was once in charge of them, that he was living securely and without the exertion of the manual labour they were used to, has warped their mindsets into believing that while they have all been laid off, this is still the case. Gerald has more money, a nicer house, fancier things – to them, he is the embodiment of the cushy middle-class. It is not until later in the film when Gaz and Dave have potentially ruined a job opportunity for Gerald that he breaks down, a fit of anger accompanied by tears as he admits that he is barely scraping by, and in desperate need of a job. It is this action, this momentary lapse in façade that leads to the other men inviting Gerald to join their venture; only when they can see that he is indubitably in the same circumstances as them do they accept him into their folds. The tension does not allow the audience to brush aside these differences in the social status of the men in the group, they are forced to confront the complexities of class relations in a rather simple way and while the group does go on to include Gerald in its ranks, the film suggests that this is only because of his now lowered status. The country was, and still is, far from utopic in terms of class, and the tensions framed in The Full Monty are still very much rampant to this day. The turbulent nature of politics in the 1980s and 90s meant that politically, and socially, ideas of both radical and quieter forms of revolution were formed. During these decades the film industry became host for an array of complex films of protest that took their form in all shapes and sizes. The Full Monty is a protest film wrapped up in a warm story of community, and laughter, but it still refuses to pull any punches in its condemning of obdurate Thatcherite individualism, and the forced view of classlessness. The film has, in other words, “successfully provided […] a reminder of the continuing economic divisions within Britain as well as giving voice to the desire for a different kind of society in which community and social attachment are accorded greater importance” (Hill, 2002: 186). The Full >GET ANSWER