Conflict handling style accomodating and compromising

If we compromise, we may feel OK about the outcome, but still harbor resentments in the future.

If we collaborate, we may not gain a better solution than a compromise might have yielded, but we are more likely to feel better about our chances for future understanding and goodwill.

Accommodating Value of own issue/goal: Low Value relationship: High Goal: I lose, you win By accommodating you set aside your own personal needs because you want to please others in order to keep the peace. Smoothing or harmonizing can result in a false solution to a problem and can create feelings in a person that range from anger to pleasure.

Accommodators are unassertive and cooperative and may play the role of a martyr, complainer, or saboteur.

By examining conflict styles and the consequences of those behaviors, we can gain a better understanding of the impact that our personal conflict style has on other people.

With a better understanding, you then can make a conscious choice on how to respond to others in a conflict situation to help reduce work conflict and stress.


Each of us has a predominant conflict style that we use to meet our own needs.My goal with this post is to give you the tools to understand conflict, learn your own conflict patterns.This will empower you to make more effective choices when you are finding or facing conflict.Each style is a way to meet one's needs in a dispute but may impact other people in different ways.

By understanding each style and its consequences, we may normalize the results of our behaviors in various situations.

Cooperating means collaborating with others to find a solution that can satisfy everyone.


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