TKI Conflict Management Style and Teams

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management When working on teams with other people, conflict is an unavoidable fact of life. Different people inherently care about different things, and sometimes those concerns seem incompatible. Differences like this are the source of conflict. Conflict often gets a bad reputation, after all, it can create tension or strife, especially in the workplace. However, it can also … Read More

TKI Conflict Management Style: Accommodating

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management While conflict is often seen as inherently oppositional, it can also be understood as different people caring about different things. From this perspective, conflict becomes two people working together to reach a decision amenable to all parties, rather than an argument in which one person “wins” and the other “loses.” The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) is … Read More

TKI Conflict Management Style: Avoiding

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management Most people experience conflict on an almost daily basis because we interact with other people frequently, and sometimes we have different values or care about different things. Most of the time, the stakes are low—for example where to have a meeting or what to order for lunch—but sometimes, someone’s employment or even the integrity of an entire … Read More

TKI Conflict Management Style: Compromising

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management Most people think of conflict as being inherently negative. After all, conflict is a disagreement between two or more people who have fundamentally different goals, isn’t it? This perspective, while not unfounded, can create tension in personal and professional relationships. Another way to think about conflict is as two or more people who care about different things … Read More

TKI Conflict Management Style: Collaborating

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management Conflict is often seen as being negative or oppositional. Two people want different things; one is right and the other is wrong. However, this is not the only perspective. Conflict can also be framed as two people needing to reach an agreement, even if they care about different things or have different values. The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode … Read More

TKI Conflict Management Style: Competing

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management Conflict is a universal human experience. We have conflicts over things as small as what to have for dinner or the best way to decorate a room, and as big as how to allocate meager resources or navigate a business negotiation. While conflict is often framed as being entirely negative—with one person or idea entirely opposed to … Read More

An Introduction to The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument™ (TKI™ Assessment)

Geeta AnejaBlogs, Resources, Team Culture, TKI

Successful Conflict Management We all have different behavioral tendencies and there are bound to be times when our individualities may clash. This conflict does not have to be considered in a negative light and can be used as a means for organizational improvement and personal development. The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument™ was designed to identify one’s preferred conflict resolution style … Read More

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