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Hidden Conflict In Organizations : Uncovering Behind-the-Scenes Disputes - Deborah M. Kolb

Hidden Conflict In Organizations

Uncovering Behind-the-Scenes Disputes

By: Deborah M. Kolb (Editor), Jean M. Bartunek (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1992
ISBN: 9780803941618
Number Of Pages: 241

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Conflict is a persistent fact of organizational life. Much of it, however, is expressed "behind-the-scenes" in such forms as avoidance, toleration, gossip and vengeance. This book takes examples from a number of organizational settings, arguing that far from being an occasional occurrence, conflict is an embedded phenomena. The contributors go on to illustrate the frequency of conflict, show how conflicts are actually handled and suggest that these conflicts can be better managed for organizational effectiveness. The book is aimed at academics, professionals and students in organization studies, management, business and administration.

Introduction
The Dialectics of Disputing
Drinking Our Troubles Away
Managing Conflict in a British Police Agency
Women's Work
Peacemaking in Organizations
The Private Ordering of Professional Relations
The Role of Conflict in a Second Order Change Attempt
The Culture of Mediation
Private Understandings in the Context of Public Conflict
The Suppression of Gender Conflict in Organizations
Culture and Conflict
The Cultural Roots of Discord
Bringing Conflict Out from Behind the Scenes
Private, Informal and Nonrational Dimensions of Conflict in Organizations
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ISBN: 9780803941618
ISBN-10: 0803941617
Series: Sage Focus Editions (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 241
Published: 1st February 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 14.1  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.33