Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) Profile & Interpretive Report
Learn about your conflict-resolution style to help you resolve problems and issues as effectively as possible.
Ever wondered how you could best solve problems with others who are so different than you? By learning about your conflict resolution styles as well as others’ preferred ways of solving conflict, you’ll discover how to settle your issues in a timely, effective manner. Use the TKI Profile & Interpretive Report in your business, classroom, or in your personal life to aid you in successful conflict resolution in a variety of situations.
Your TKI Profile & Interpretive Report measures your conflict resolution tendencies across five styles, showing you to what percentage you align with each mode. Each style is also explained on a graph, being depicted as assertive or cooperative, showing you whether the style is used to resolve conflict with only your own needs in mind or if the needs of others often come before yours. The report provides you with several details on your specific style preferences as well as how the other styles work. The five conflict resolution styles are as follows:
- Competing: this style is congruent with those who use conflict to gain power or authority over another, asserting their dominance by only considering their own wants.
- Collaborating: this style hopes that resolving the conflict will benefit both (or all) participants. Collaborators work to get to the bottom of an issue instead of hastily trying to come up with a solution.
- Compromising: this style works to meet the needs of both parties as quickly as possible, finding a solution that can be agreed upon but that doesn’t necessarily resolve problems on a long-term basis
- Avoiding: this style tries to resolve conflict by not acknowledging it. He or she doesn’t place his or her needs or another’s needs at the forefront of a discussion simply because they hope that no discussion will take place
- Accommodating: this style is the opposite of competing—the individual works to resolve the conflict with only the others’ need(s) in mind, choosing to ignore their own present desires
After learning which conflict style (or styles) you prefer, you’ll discover how to best use this style to effectively resolve issues, why you choose this style over others, what emotional or personal factors are at play in this style, what questions you may ask yourself to more fully understand your conflict style, and how you may be relying too much or too little on your conflict style—all information that can be beneficial on a business platform or when applied to your personal life.
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) Profile & Interpretive Report is available in the following languages:
- Chinese, Traditional
- Chinese, Simplified
- Portuguese, Brazilian
- Spanish, Latin American
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