Essays on How Firms Handle Conflicts Assignment

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The paper "How Firms Handle Conflicts" is a great example of a report on management. This project report is based on a learning experience that was undertaken by the student during one of the school holidays as an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the field of project management. This final report is a detailed presentation of all the activities that were undertaken during the entire period when the student was based in the firm. This project was undertaken in one of the leading firms as this provided the student with an opportunity to access the best facilities in the country in addition to providing a chance where the practical application of theory learned in class could be attained.

The report is an illustration of how firms handle conflicts, how these conflicts are solved, and ways of communicating issues to employees in addition to other stakeholders. Similarly, the recommendations and outcomes of the project are given at the end of the entire report to depict the results of the overall project. Discussion Summary of the issue being investigated The issue being investigated by the project management student and members of the project had been pertinent for a long time in the firm hence making it incur huge losses without clear details of the source of conflict.

Consequently, in as much as management consulted amongst them on the root cause, there was no definite idea as to which problem was bringing about the losses or wrangles which were common in the firm. However, with the help of the employees, management at the organization was able to point out the inefficiency brought about by overlapping responsibilities in addition to the duplication of duties in different departments (Mejia, Luis, Balkin, and Cardy, 2008). These issues were quite concealed bearing in mind that initially departments rarely met or rarely compared notes on each other's activities therefore no one would have thought that another employee was undertaking the same task.

However, the departmental heads had an opportunity to convene their members in a brainstorming session where issues were raised.  

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