Workplace Conflict: Constructive or Destructive

Muhammad Khan Riaz & Fatima Ali Juniad (2014). Workplace Conflict: Constructive or Destructive. SRM –IMT Journal of Business & Management Research, 3(1), 84-90

20 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2013 Last revised: 24 Apr 2015

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Muhammad Khan Riaz

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Attock; Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences)

Fatima A. Junaid

Institute of Management Sciences

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

The inevitable and omnipresent workplace conflict remains a major theme of occupational psychology and organizational behavior. The proponents of its badness are many but from Dutsch(1973) a group of researchers starts their voyage of finding empirical evidences for its beneficial existence. The academic debate is still on. This review analyze the pros and cons of the arguments of both sides and it was concluded that neither all types of conflict are bad nor it can be concluded as final verdict that positive outcomes of conflict are circumstantial and exceptions not the rules. It needs pre-post, longitudinal, multi-variable and more comprehensive studies to analyze conflict thoroughly. Directions for future research are also discussed.

Keywords: Workplace Conflict, Constructive Conflict, Destructive Conflict, Dysfunctional Conflict, Positive Controversy

JEL Classification: D23,D74

Suggested Citation

Riaz, Muhammad Khan and Junaid, Fatima A., Workplace Conflict: Constructive or Destructive (April 1, 2013). Muhammad Khan Riaz & Fatima Ali Juniad (2014). Workplace Conflict: Constructive or Destructive. SRM –IMT Journal of Business & Management Research, 3(1), 84-90. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2247886 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2247886

Muhammad Khan Riaz (Contact Author)

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Fatima A. Junaid

Institute of Management Sciences ( email )

1-A, E-5, Phase VII,
Hayatabad, Peshawar
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 25000
Pakistan

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