What factors probably contribute to companies with problems in conflict and management of conflict?

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Companies with a history of conflicts and management of those conflicts should be examining all aspects of the company's functioning in an attempt to identify and correct causative factors.

If a company is directed by a very small number of individuals who make all decisions unilaterally without consulting their employees, this could result in conflict if employees do not understand or agree with decisions and changes being made. Management through information, if not cooperation, is generally better received than use of dictatorial management techniques.

Companies that change policies or practices frequently may find themselves facing conflict in reaction to changes that are not understood or misunderstood. Employees and/or shareholders appreciate consistency and explanation of the justification for changes that are implemented.