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Organizational Behavior

Chapter Review Questions

Organizational BehaviorChapter Review Questions

  1. Identify the types of conflict commonly found in organizations, and provide examples of each.
  2. How can conflict be good for an organization?
  3. Identify some reasons for the prevalence of intergroup conflict in organizations.
  4. How does intergroup conflict affect behavior within a work group? behavior between two or more groups?
  5. Review the basic conflict model discussed in this chapter. What lessons for management follow from this model?
  6. Of the various strategies for resolving and preventing conflicts that are presented in this chapter, which ones do you feel will generally be most effective? least effective? Why?
  7. What is the difference between distributive and integrative bargaining? When would each be most appropriate?
  8. How can cultural differences affect bargaining behavior? If you were negotiating with a Japanese firm, what might you do differently than if you were facing an American firm? Explain.
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