Answer the two discussion questions. 300 words or more each with at least two reference each. Thank you
Most of us have experienced organizational conflict among employees or between employees and the boss. There is no simple answer as to why conflict exists in any organization. However, there are certain contributing factors, such as: human behaviors, management styles, and structural issues that contribute to organizational conflict. The task for the criminal justice administrator is to be able to correctly identify the root causes of these conflicts and attempt to resolve them early and permanently, if possible.
1. How can “office politics” contribute to workplace conflicts? Identify and explain which particular conflict management processes and interventions might best address certain conflicts arising from office politics.
Criminal justice administrators are often constrained by time and access to all of the facts or information needed to make rational decisions. However, some researchers have suggested that the boundaries of rationality in decision making can be improved. They suggest that critical thinking and effective problem solving can improve rational decision making, cultivate strong remedies to organizational perplexities, and provide valuable feedback on how well the solution meets the overall goals and objectives of the organization.
2. Discuss how critical thinking and problem solving can improve the rational decision-making process for criminal justice professionals. Provide and discuss several examples.