must be avoided; indicates group malfunction.
Human Resources: Conflict is a natural, inevitable outcome in a group & can be a positive
Interactionist: Not only can conflict be positive, it is absolutely necessary for a group to perform effectively.
( avoid it....accept it....encourage it)
An optimum level of conflict can be beneficial to an organization’s
operation as a source of change & creativity...it prevents complacency
stimulaters new ideas....i.e. a harmonious, peaceful, tranquil & cooperative group is likely to become static,
apathetic, & nonrersponsive
to needs for change & innovation.