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Organizational Conflict, Origins and Resolution
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A multicultural work force is one wherein a company's employees include members of a variety of ethnic, racial, religious, and gender backgrounds. Whereas past eras in American business saw few examples of multiculturalism, most of today's small business owners and corporate executives recognize that attention to the challenges and opportunities associated with the growing trend toward culturally diverse work forces can be a key factor in overall business success. "A combination of work force demographic trends and increasing globalization of ...
Intergroup bias occurs because of self-esteem. Identifying with the successes of one’s own group and disassociating oneself from outgroup failures boosts self-esteem and provides comforting feelings of social solidarity. Interdependence When individuals or subunits are mutually dependent on each other to accomplish their own goals, the potential for conflict exists. Interdependence can set the stage for conflict for two reasons: 1) it necessitates interaction between the parties so that they can coordinate their interests, 2) interdependence implies that each party has some power over the ... Read More