The following five stages for discerning conflict are explained in detail here: Conflict, in general, builds through five stages - Discomfort , Incident , Misunderstanding , Tension and Crisis , although it can begin at any one of the first three stages. The earlier a conflict is identified and deal t with, the easier it is to resolve This is the html version of the file http://www.amfanational.org/images/pdf_docs/ps_training2_understanding_conflict.ppt. ( Google automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web. ) Conflict Resolution & Understanding Conflict Understanding Conflict Conflict is all around us. It is not something that we can choose to have or not have. It just is. It may center on something as seemingly trivial as who leaves their dirty cups in the sink, where to go eat lunch, or whether or not to buy that new piece of stereo equipment. Or it may be more complex, such as whether we should invest in stock or bonds, or w
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