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Give examples of conflicts a project manager has to deal with?

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Project managers often have to deal with conflicts, which strategy implementation throws up. Name five types of conflict that a project manager is likely to have to deal with.
asked 9 years ago by anonymous edited 9 years ago by MaplePM

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Not my job - an uncooperative team member doesn't want to perform
I can't work with him/her - people that can't get along
I'm overloaded - so I'll do nothing until you help me sort this out
Gotcha - I sat silently during the project meeting so everyone could hang themselves
I don't have to listen to you - you're not my boss, so I don't have to do what you ask, even if you say please and ask nicely ... I'll just ignore you

These are all illustrations of conflicts which have a variety of root causes:

- differences in education,  background, and/or gender
- differences in style (doing things differently than we are used to)
- differences in leadership style
- interdependence conflicts  (we depend on each other and others)
- personality clashes
answered 9 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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