Caledonian LLC Conflict Management
Conflict Management -Clarification•In terms of using the “Loosemore” paper as a starting point:
•In the context of your literature review [35%] on conflict management. This should be for all organisations, the paper simply raises the idea of encouraging conflict, that’s all. The report therefore is not based around this paper, it only highlights this school of thought as part of a greater number of varied viewpoints of conflict management thinking both past and present.
•Specifically, with the main section of the report [45%], in your analysis of conflict between and within organisations, we are looking for a range of reference sourced evidence examining type/causes/impact of conflict. This will be both general, but can also relate where possible to a construction organization setting, leading through commentary and recommendations related to Caledonian LLC.
•Hope this gives further clarity about the direction of travel.
Caledonian LLC is a medium sized construction organisation. In recent projects, they have been adversely affected by conflict between themselves and the client & within the organization itself. And have struggled with the management of these areas of conflict which, in certain situations have led to disputes, resulted in significant financial losses and degraded working relationships.
Based on the above information, critically review the literature on conflict management. Use the article by Loosemore. M et al (2000) as the starting point for a discussion relating to conflict within organisations. You should then go on to examine the typical causes of conflict within and between organisations and their impact / reactions (good and bad). You should provide recommendations to Caledonian LLC to improve their performance on managing conflict within their organisation and between it and their clients.
Working individually, you are to write report (using headings and subheadings) as set out in the task above. You are required to further research the subject and expand on the issues raised. The report is to be fully referenced and all sources of information must be correctly identified and cited within the text. The Harvard System of referencing should be used and more information on this can be found here: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/subject help/referencing/harvard referencing/. Academic neglect to reference your work correctly will lead to a poor mark and possible failure of this assignment. demonstrates a good level of background research with emphasis placed on your own analysis. The coursework feedback form provides a guide to the marks available for this work and each section of your report should be reflective of this weighting. For example, failure to provide an introduction will result in a loss of 5 marksIntroduction (around 160 words) 5%
Literature review / relevant background research (around 910 words) 35%
Analysis / Critical Thinking / Discussion (around 1160 words) 45%
Conclusion / Recommendation (around 280 words) 10%
Structure / Grammar Referencing 5%