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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Consideration Of Others

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Consideration Of Others

Task

Provide Consideration Of Others Training to DSCP-ACE Personnel.

Conditions
Given a small group environment, Command Climate Assessment Working Group facilitators ( C2AWG) moderate group discussion on topics.

Standards
Ensure C2AWG familiarize the audience with the methods for managing conflict and the ethical decision making process

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Overview
Define levels of conflict and describe sources of conflict

Explain the positive and negative factors of conflict


Describe methods for managing conflict Define ethics and the key points Describe the steps in the ethical decision-making process

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Conflict
Conflict is a clash between contradictory impulses within an individual or between groups of people Conflict can have constructive or destructive consequences It is important to know strategies for positive or constructive resolution

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Levels of Conflict
Level I-Intrapersonal conflict, takes place within an individual Level II-Interpersonal conflict, takes place between individuals (coworkers, team members) Level III-Intra-group conflict, takes place between groups in the same organization or command

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Sources of Conflict

Different values and beliefs Perception differences Diverse goals or objectives Group status or identity Race, ethnicity, or gender differences Personality clash or conflict Disagreement on how things should be done Tension and stress

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Positive and Negative Factors


Negative factors of conflict: being closed minded, no compromise, having his or her own way, someone will win and someone will lose

Positive factors of conflict: opportunity to explore and resolve differences, avoid negative factors cited above, work towards a win-win situation

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Methods for Managing Conflict


Denial or Avoidance Supression: go along to get along, dont rock the boat, we run a happy ship Power or dominance (usually results in win-lose) 3RD Party intervention: the mediator is trusted and respected, the decision will be accepted, mediator is an expert and competent in resolving the issue Compromise or Negotiation: each party gives in Integration or Collaboration: find an acceptable solution thru group problem solving

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Professional Ethics

Ethics are principles or standards that guide us to do the moral or right thing and inspires the sense of purpose to serve the country

The concept of beliefs, values, norms and character (discussed last month) are fundamental to an understanding of professional ethics

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Army Values revisited


LOYALTY to the nation, Army and unit DUTY: accomplish all tasks to the fullest of your ability RESPECT: treat people as they should be treated SELFLESS SERVICE: nation, Army, unit first HONOR: live up to the Army values INTEGRITY: being honest and upright PERSONAL COURAGE: face fear, danger or adversity
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Ethic Key Points

Be a role model-actions speak louder than words


Support and promote ethical standards in the unit Avoid creating ethical dilemmas-dont ask for things that cause unethical behavior

Live by sound professional ethical values when under pressure

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Steps in the ethical decision making

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process

Interpret the situation


Analyze factors and forces Choose course of action Implement course of action

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Summary
Defined levels of conflict and describe sources of conflict Explained the positive and negative factors of conflict Described methods for managing conflict Defined ethics and the key points Described the steps in the ethical decisionmaking process

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Stewardship

Growth & Development

Leadership

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