Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2006.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Conflict resolution styles

Posted 6 June 2006 in class, conflict, and diagram

Sometime in 2004 (?) I put a diagram up on a whiteboard in our schoolroom. The diagram was such a fantastic conversation piece that, much to my surprise, my family just left it up there. I had to erase it today to teach my first trig class, so I thought it would be good to commemorate the diagram here. Props to my Interpersonal Communications class for this and many other great insights.

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   Hi | Accommodation        Cooperative |

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Focus |                                  |

 on   |           Compromise             |

other |                                  |

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      |                                  |

  Low | Avoidance            Competitive |

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        Low         Focus             Hi

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