3.Conflict over ends or goals
Should this church be involved in direct politicalaction or is this a matter of concern for Christian individuals alone?4.Conflict over values
Values are the source of our goals and the means by whichthe church gains direction. Values tell us which goals are worth adopting andwhat means of achieving these goals is appropriately Christian. Should Christiansever be engaged in confrontation and agitation or should we always be reconcilersand peace-makers in every situation?Affective Conflict refer to conflicts that occur as a result of are emotional, social & personal differences. It can be due to issues of:
dissatisfaction of social needs (such as needs for inclusion, control & affection)
perceptionsAffective conflict comes from the perception that one is being attacked or criticized; it isthese perceptions that give conflict a bad name! Affective conflict should beavoided since it does not contribute to the productivity of the group nor does itenhance interpersonal relationships.
Challenges managers face in conflict management
In most organizations, conflicts increase as employees assert their demands for anincreased share in organizational rewards, such as position, acknowledgment,appreciation, monetary benefits and independence. Even management faces conflictswith many forces from outside the organization, such as government, unions and other coercive groups which may impose restrictions on managerial activities.Conflicts emanate from more than one source, and so their true origin may be hard toidentify. Important initiators of conflict situations include: