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dc.contributor.advisorVan Zyl, Helena
dc.contributor.authorCombrink, Jan Hendrik
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:31:22Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:31:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/716
dc.description.abstractConflict does not only take an emotional toll on employees in a company but also affects companies in a financial way. The study was conducted on two companies (Company A and Company B) sharing the same business premises with the purpose of determining the effect of conflict between the two companies on their bottom line profit. The study followed a twofold approach to determine the causes and cost of conflict within each of the companies, as well as between the companies. In determining the causes of conflict and by quantifying the effects of conflict, a guideline is provided to the executives of the two companies as to what aspects need to be addressed in order to lessen the cost of conflict between the companies. Current literature was reviewed to determine the known causes of conflict, the effects of unmanaged conflict, as well as existing conflict management strategies. A cross-sectional quantitative research design was followed making use of a questionnaire survey and primary source documents. These results were then applied to a cost model that consists of aspects taken from the John Ford & Associates cost of conflict model (2007) and the Dana measure of financial cost of organisational conflict model (2001) to determine the cost of conflict between the two companies. Several causes for conflict between the two companies were identified of which the sharing of resources proves to be the major cause of conflict between the two companies. The biggest cost of conflict for both companies is loss in productivity due to lowered motivation. It was also determined that Company B is affected more by internal conflict than by conflict between the two companies. The study clearly indicates that the conflict within, and between the two companies are of such a nature that it would be detrimental to both companies if no intervention were to take place. Based on the findings and the literature, suggestions are made to the executives of the two companies on ways to intervene and to manage the existing conflict between the companies.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectCauses of conflicten_ZA
dc.subjectCost of conflicten_ZA
dc.subjectJohn Ford & Associates cost of conflict modelen_ZA
dc.subjectThe Dana measure of financial cost of organisational conflict modelen_ZA
dc.subjectManaging conflicten_ZA
dc.subjectConflict managementen_ZA
dc.subjectPersonnel managementen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (MBA (Business Administration))--University of the Free State, 2014en_ZA
dc.titleThe cost of workplace conflict at company A and company B’s shared premisesen_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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