Can dysfunctional conflict be changed to functional conflict?

Q1: What is the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict? Can conflict that starts off as functional become dysfunctional? Can dysfunctional conflict be changed to functional conflict?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

Q2: People handle conflict in different ways. Assume you are the project leader and two of your team members (who report to you) are trying to negotiate who will take the major share of the work on a new project. Both feel they are overwhelmed and overworked already and neither wants the additional responsibility. Assume one of the team members has a competing style and the other prefers a collaborative style of conflict resolution. What do you think the outcome of the negotiation will be? Explain your answer.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

Q3:Is there a cause-and-effect relationship between leader behavior and follower performance? What is the nature of the direction of the relationship? How strong is the relationship? Please use examples from personal experience to support your position?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

Q4:The lines between leading and managing are sometimes blurred in practice. What factors (e.g., technology, the economy, etc.) do you believe are responsible for making this distinction so vague?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

Q5:Describe a situation in which you were part of a formal work group and one of the members of the group did not contribute much work to the project. How did the other group members deal with this person? How did this person’s behavior affect the attitude of the other group members?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

Please use the book reference and in-text citation:

 

Pinto, J. K. (2010). Project management: Achieving competitive advantage (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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