I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Reconciling and Harmonising Cultural Conflict. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. When diverse individuals hailing from different cultures must work together in the organization, conflict is virtually an inevitable outcome. Especially in the built environment, team functioning and inter-dependency are absolutely critical in meeting deadlines, identifying problem-solving solutions to a variety of business problems, and ensuring effective project management. The problem with establishing a team environment in which organizational members are representative of dissimilar cultures is that there may be disagreements about how to approach such conceptions as risk adoption, what is considered to be effective and appropriate communication style and language, and even individual perceptions of political relativism regarding how power should be appropriately distributed amongst team members. In the role of manager or leader, it is necessary to reconcile such differences and establish a more cohesive and harmonized team ideology to achieve strategic, financial, efficiency, or productivity goals.
Not all conflict, of course, occurs between team members, but can also occur as a result of leadership and subordinate interactions. There are those in the organization that will value a more aggressive and decisive leader whilst others want a more sensitive and compassionate leader to direct their activities. If the leader is not aware of their absolute importance in creating an environment where individuals are motivated and committed to following the leader, it is likely no conflict management strategy is going to be successful over the long-term. Reconciling and harmonizing conflicts created by disparate cultural characteristics cannot occur within a proverbial vacuum, but requires direct strategy development and interaction by the leader to be successful.
The essay further examines the role of leadership in isolating these problems and developing effective strategies for productive conflict resolution. .