The paper 'The Influence of Organizational Conflict on Job Satisfaction in Saudi Schools" is an outstanding example of a business research paper. According to Adrienne (2010), job satisfaction is an employee’ s or worker’ s state of mind or personal feeling in relation to the kind of his or her work. Job satisfaction is the extent to which people enjoy their jobs. Job satisfaction relates to someone state of mind or personal feelings that he or she has concerning the kind of his or her work. Job satisfaction is very beneficial to any organization for instance workers that are unhappy worker are likely to exit the organization and the gap left will be costly to replace them.
According to Helliwell & Haifang (2010), a high level of turnover translates to more expenses to train and hire incoming employees. Job satisfaction makes employees happy. By making the employees satisfied, they develop a sense of belonging and they become loyal to the organization. The employees will show citizenship qualities to the organization and will go out of their way to find means of benefitting it even if it outside their jurisdiction.
Job satisfaction also makes burn out to be avoided. Burn out is a syndrome of exhaustion of emotion together with a cynicism that comes up always in an individual that does work that it is not their own (Helliwell & Haifang 2010). Organizational conflict is a condition of discordance prompted by the perceived or actual opposition of needs, interest, and values among the people working in a certain organization. It encompasses disagreement among different groups or individuals about negotiations to acquire scarce resources, ideas, informal opposition to corporate policies, ideas, grievances filed against the organization, and complaints about issues related to work.
It is the perceptions or incompatibilities of diametrically object values and goals that emerge in the process of organizing (Bruce, 2009). I have selected this topic because it cuts across many aspects of the organization and it can go a long way in demonstrating the role played by conflicts in the organization regardless of it being positive or negative. Conflicts can build or strengthen organizations and on the other hand, they can weaken or destroy organizations.
The topic will also provide an in-depth and objective analysis of the state existing in the current organization, which can prove to be invaluable information to future management teams. The objective and the aim of this essay is to examine extensively but keenly conflict in an organization and to better make understanding of this easier, use a case study of the Saudi schools as a case study. Literature review Causes of organizational conflict A number of factors that are either internally or externally instigated cause organizational conflicts. Some of these include the following: Managerial Expectations According to Miller, et al (2004), it is the duty of an individual worker to accomplish the expectation of his immediate manager.
If there is a misunderstanding concerning these expectations conflict may arise. Managers have to spend adequate time communicating to their employees their goals and have to substantiate these goals in a written statement. Employees that are not clear about the expected goals should be encouraged to raise questions during a regular meeting held to discuss how best to reach the set goals.
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