Introduction to Stages of Conflict
Stages of Conflict
1. Latent Conflict
- Competition for scarce resources (ie. there is only one job position being advertised but two of us are applying),
- Autonomy control (ie. my manager is micro-managing me and I need freedom, or for the Trekkie fans, “Resistence is futile”). Also see our blog on bad bosses and hostile environments.
- Goal divergence (ie. my colleague and I were put on a task group together, but we cannot reach a decision together)
2. Perceived Conflict
3. Felt Conflict
4. Manifest Conflict
5. Conflict Aftermath
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.