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Conflict Management Styles

It may be interesting to look at the Hofstede Cultural Dimensions and see if your family's culture comes from a more collectivistic (displaying concern for others) or individualistic (focusing on concern for self) background. I wasn't excited to see that Taiwan was on the far collectivist side, but can't say that I'm surprised. It does explain a couple of things in my life. In every workplace (and family), there are differing opinions and potential for conflict. The Thomas–Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument describes conflict management styles ranging from competing, collaborating, compromising, to avoiding and accommodating. The more assertive one is, they are more likely to compete, and the more cooperative and less assertive one is, they tend towards accommodating. Studies also show, unsurprisingly, that women prioritize relationships over agenda and are more likely to be cooperative, whereas men prioritize their agenda over relationships (Steen & Shinkai, 202

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