Discussion Board Forum 1
Adrian R. Castaneda
BUSI 642 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
Dr. Amy Banta
January 23, 2014
DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 1
While some companies in corporate America triumph with successful sales and profit, the interactions between supervisors, employees and the HR department are crucial to a company’s success. The interaction between these parties, whether positive or negative, can have an impact on employee morale and most importantly, employee production. Tjosvold (1998) states that conflict is the contest or struggle between people with opposing beliefs, needs, values, goals or ideas. While conflict is a normal part of the workplace, the most common sources of conflict between supervisors, employees and the human resources department are work roles, and lack of communication.
Work role is a source of conflict between the three aforementioned parties in an organization because of the possible inequality of power. Work role can also cause conflict in an organization as employees or workers may not understand their purpose or role in the company. This may lead to conflict between the three parties as certain expectations that other departments are assuming are going to be accomplished may not be executed or completed properly. In order to avoid work role conflict in an organization, leaders must establish what tasks departments are responsible for and the importance of their contribution to the company’s success.
Lack of communication is a source of conflict between the three parties in an organization because of the wrong information and misinterpretation of instructions that can be shared in the workplace. Supervisors and management are responsible for ensuring positive production of their employees and must be able to relay important information to their workers in order to enhance the company’s potential and production. By not giving proper guidance and instruction,...