Team Dynamics & Conflict Resolution
Teambuilding is an important aspect of any group and should be geared towards a common goal. Without team dynamics in place conflict will arise. Frustration and anger start to grow. Teambuilding should prepare people to accept change and focus on continuous improvement of activities and projects. It should also encourage flexibility, innovation and creativity in the students.4 Team dynamics help individuals stay on task and motivate each other. They help build trust, loyalty, and communication.4 This paper will focus on the team working together to overcome team conflicts.
Teams are made up of individuals with different backgrounds, talents, personality traits, learning style, and how they respond to others publicly. When a conflict arises in a virtual classroom, resolution maybe something to consider. Conflict resolution is also referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution. Conflict resolution is the name of different processes used to encourage nonviolent dispute resolution outside of the traditional court system. Conflict resolution is in widespread use by companies, organizations, and even school systems to help people find a better way to resolve problems.3
Different forms of Conflict Resolution gained popularity in the 1980s, and are still growing in popularity today. More companies are signing employees and students into arbitration agreements, saying they'll work through conflict resolution steps first before taking any other action against the company or other students.3
Within the educational system, conflict resolution processes help students use constructive means to resolve problems early, and without outside intervention. They may use hot lines, peer review panels, mediation, arbitration, or any number of other conflict resolution methods to resolve disputes. Nearly any dispute can benefit from conflict resolution. The goal is to help people solve problems in a peaceful, constructive manner, and...