TKI Test : When Accommodating Will Help and When It Will Set You Back

Leon Jesmanowicz, Vice-PresidentTKI

Within previous blogs covering the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, or TKI test for short, we have discussed the conflict-handling modes of Compromising, Avoiding, Competing, and Collaborating.  Today we take a closer look at the final conflict-handling mode, Accommodating. It is natural for an individual to want to come out on top when it comes to dealing with a conflict.  … Read More

TKI Test: The Art of Skillful Compromising

Leon Jesmanowicz, Vice-PresidentTKI

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, or TKI test for short, focuses on how to best deal with conflict.  One of the methods of dealing with conflicts is the art of Compromising.  The secret to skillfully utilizing Compromising in your conflicts is identifying exactly when it is appropriate, and when other modes of conflict management can lead to better results. Compromising … Read More

Using the TKI Test Avoiding Conflict Management Style

Jonathan Bollag, Owner and FounderTeam Culture, TKI

In our previous blog we discussed The TKI test Compromising conflict management style and when and how to use it. This week we will focus on The TKI test Avoiding management style. There are times when avoiding is necessary and times when it can be used  inappropriately and inefficiently. Using an avoiding style at the wrong time during a conflict situation at … Read More

TKI test: Know when to Compromise using The Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument test

Jonathan Bollag, Owner and FounderCareers, Team Culture, TKI

In December we gave you a blog providing an overview of the TKI test. In March we discussed The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument test and how being an efficient manager using competing and collaborating styles can improve your conflict management skills. In this blog post we will discuss The Comprising Thomas-Kilman Conflict-Handling Mode. There are five conflict-handling styles and all are important and should be used … Read More

TKI test: Using Your Conflict Handling Modes More Effectively. When and How To Compete and Collaborate?

Jonathan Bollag, Owner and FounderTKI

To recap from a previous blog, the five TKI test conflict handling modes or styles are: Competing Collaborating Compromising Avoiding Accommodating Each mode is as important as the other; no one mode is “better” then another. People have preferable ways of how they handle conflict, and the conflict handling mode that is most used by an individual is usually the mode … Read More

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI test) and Interpersonal Conflict

Jonathan Bollag, Owner and FounderPersonality Type, Team Culture, TKI

According to the text Introduction To Conflict Management, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI test) Profile and Interpretive Report is a self-report questionnaire designed to measure your tendencies in dealing with interpersonal conflict (Thomas, K. 2002). The TKI test measures five conflict-handling styles in the form of a percentage as compared to a sample of 8,000 working adults who have been … Read More