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Brandon is concerned that his group members are not getting along as well as they should. He believes that effective group communication should be completely free of any conflict. Consequently, every time conflict arises, he attempts to maintain the group's harmony by sacrificing his own principles concerning whatever topic they are discussing. Which of the following approaches to conflict is Brandon most likely using?
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Brandon is most likely using the accommodating approach.
In order to avoid, one keeps away or removes them self from the conflict. Brandon does not remove himself from the conflict; therefore, he is not avoiding it.
In order to compromise, all parties must be willing to give up parts of their demands. In this case, it seems that only Brandon is giving up in order to make peace with the group. Therefore, given he is sacrificing his own principles all together, he is not compromising.
In order to collaborate, all must work together to achieve the goal. In this case, not everyone is working together (hence, Brandon's desire to give up his own principles in order to resolve the conflict).
The only answer left is "B," accommodating. In order to accommodate, one must adapt to the situation at hand. Brandon gives up his own principles in order to adopt to the current conflict. Therefore, his actions are those of accommodation.
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