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by M. Afzalur Rahim

This is a revised and updated edition of Rahim's classic work. It provides a systematic approach to the management of organizational conflict. Conflict in organizations is classified as intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup. The management of these four types of conflicts involves, according to Rahim, the diagnosis of and intervention in conflicts. A diagnosis provides the basis for intervention, and intervention is needed to maintain a moderate amount of conflict at the individual, group, and intergroup levels. This enables the organization's members to learn Rahim's five classic styles of handling interpersonal conflict (integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising) so that they can deal with different situations effectively.

This new edition will be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners in management, organizational psychology, human resources management, and communication.

Download Managing Conflict in Organizations, 2nd Edition epub
ISBN: 0275936805
ISBN13: 978-0275936808
Category: Business
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Author: M. Afzalur Rahim
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger; 2 edition (October 30, 1992)
Pages: 248 pages
ePUB size: 1106 kb
FB2 size: 1502 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Managing Conflict in Organizations by Dr. Rahim is a very beneficial book for understanding the conflict and conflict resolution of organizations. This book shows the components of different aspects of many organizations. It breaks down why different problems occurs and explains different solutions for dealing with the problems. Along with extensive explanations, the book also gives real world examples so it is easier for the reader to visualize and interpret how this can relate to our own situations.
I am very disappointed in this edition. It is a well recognized book in the field, and a staple for organizational conflict management. However, this fourth addition does not appear to be at all up to date. Throughout the book, most references date pre-2000 or earlier, and so much of the material appears to be out of date. Many references refer to recent reports that are actually 10-20 years old. For example, p. 64: "One of the recent Business Week reports by Byrne (1993..." - 1993 is not recent for a book published in 2011...
This book is a wonderful tool to understanding conflict and the ideal ways to manage it. I use this book for class and it is very easy to understand. The text is presented in an organized format and is great for people of all educational levels. The book is concise with no "fluff" so it gets straight to the point and explains each aspect of conflict management thorougly. It is an easy read that doesn't go over your head with business jargon so you can really grasp each concept. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about conflict management!
The book Managing Conflict in Organizations written by M. Afzalur Rahim is very beneficial when studying to be a manager one day. The different cases he presents within the book gives real world examples of how to effectively use conflict in an organization. This book has proper headings and sub-headings to make looking up certain information very easy within the text. It is also an easy read and I would recommend it to anyone who is studying to be a manager of some sort one day. It will give you experience and further your knowledge within the field.
Every serious student of workplace conflict resolution should read this book. Rahim pulls everything together in an organized way that will help organizations recognize that all conflict is not necessarily bad but must be managed skillfully.
This book is written very well -- both informative and easily understood. With its detailed analysis of the multiple conflicts that may take place in organizations, I feel as if I now understand each concept in a way that will allow me to be a more effective leader. There is a great use of scenarios that are used through-out the book, making the concepts more easily understood, as well as helping to bring relevance to the importance of knowing such content.
Great for information on the subject; covers most of what you'd need for a basic understanding of the different types of conflicts in organizations and how to work with them. But be aware - it is dense, and not a quick or easy read.
This book has been very helpful in understanding conflict. Very well written with a lot of insight on how conflict comes about and how to deal with it. There are also great examples and cases of real life situations that apply well with the theories learned. Overall it is well written and will aid you in the process of understanding conflict.