ERIC Number: ED063899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Is Conflict Utilization Underestimated?
Coleman, Morton; And Others
This document, one of several prepared by the University Urban Interface Program at the University of Pittsburgh, deals with the nature and solution of conflict within the environment. Many professionally trained managers are ill-prepared to deal with conflict in their environment. They often do not see it as a part of their managerial function. It is the contention of this paper that the management of conflict can and should be taught in a formal curriculum aimed at the preparation of managers. The paper is organized into 6 sections. The first section presents a new definition of organizations that incorporates conflict possibilities, thereby changing the manager's expectations about his role. In section 2 current definitions of conflict are examined to see what they offer by way of assistance to the manager in identifying and coping with conflict, and in section 3 areas of conflict are identified. Pittsburgh as a setting for conflict is examined and brief conflict examples are cited in the fourth section. In section 5 a rationale is provided for the University to assume a role in the education of managers in the utilization of conflict, and the final section presents a proposed curriculum model for this type of education (HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.