Showing a lack of respect for a colleague`s ideas or position is inappropriate everywhere, but especially at work. Making fun of her is even worse. Also beware of sweet teasing. Many of your collaborators were raised by mothers who taught them that „behind every little teasing, there is a grain of truth.“ Conflicts tend to take different forms in different organizational structures. Jaffe, D. (2000). Organizational theory: tension and change. == Web links ==== individual credentials == For example, if a company uses a matrix structure as a form of organization, a decision conflict is built in, as the structure indicates that each manager reports to two leaders. For example, the global company ABB Inc. is organized around a matrix structure based on the dimensions of the country and industry. This structure can be confusing because the company is geographically divided into 1,200 different units and by sector into 50 different units.
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