The nature of conflict is dynamic because its origination and resolution exist simultaneously. Conflict comes in many forms, including interpersonal, social, and political. These conflicts can be resolved through negotiation or other conflict resolution techniques such as mediation or arbitration.
What do you think about when you hear the word “conflict”? How does it make you feel? Does it invoke negative feelings such as fear, anger, greed? Or does it generate positive feelings such as excitement and enthusiasm? It’s possible that your perception of the word “conflict” might vary depending on whether or not you have any experience with conflict in your life.
There are three different views on conflict and how these perspectives can affect our perception of the word. The view of conflict is that it exists solely as a result of the actions (or inactions) of other people. This approach reduces conflict to a state where it can be resolved through power, influence, and control. While this perspective acknowledges the existence of external factors such as power and influence, these factors do not always equate with conflict because you can also have conflicts between two or more people that are capable of resolving their differences without requiring these external forces such as power and influence. Thus, this perspective views conflict as a state of being rather than a result of the actions, inactions, or ideologies of other people.
In conclusion, we can view conflict as a state of being composed of both people and their actions and inactions. Therefore, conflict exists when there are ideological differences between people. In this case, the existence of conflict can be dependent upon the interactions and actions of both parties involved.
Third-party intervention options for conflict resolution
We often find ourselves in frustrating conflicts, and as a result we lash out, yell, and say things we don’t really mean. All of this is counterproductive to our goal of being likable and productive. If you have been wondering how to handle those difficult conversations without feeling the need to explode, then consider third-party intervention options for conflict resolution.
Here are a few possible third-party interventions: a time out to cool down; stepping away from the situation until both parties are calmer; focusing on one person at a time; or using humor or playfulness as a strategy for diffusing tensions. In addition, there are many other strategies that can help keep the peace.
Why is it important to address difficult conflicts with these third-party interventions? First, if you don’t diffuse the situation, it will probably escalate. Second, there are all sorts of other problems that can happen when we don’t intervene in situations that might even feel like simple conflicts. For example, our children might engage in behaviours they regret later on; we might be faced with an unexpected setback at work; and perhaps even our family relationships may be strained or broken.
The key to using third-party interventions is to recognize that they are useful tools for diffusing tension and allowing both parties to calm down before they resume their conversation.
If you have been wondering how to handle those difficult conversations without feeling the need to explode, then consider third-party intervention options for conflict resolution. Therefore, it is important to recognise that they are useful tools for diffusing tension and allowing both parties to calm down before they resume their conversation.