Construct a profile of your organization and examine how conflict, power and politics surface. Conflict arises between individuals and work units and power and politics are used by managers to reduce conflict.
What types of conflict occurs in your organization? Are there design and structure factors that contribute to these conflicts? How does the management of your organization use power and political tactics? Are they effective in resolving conflict and getting the work accomplished? Does your organization foster collaboration between groups? As the leader, what changes would you make in to better manage conflict?