But, if time is precious and if you have enough power to impose your will, forcing is more appropriate. Scott Williams, Department of Management, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.Realize that you might need to repair the relationship after using a forcing strategy if the other party feels that you did not show adequate consideration for their concerns. It is a supplement to my MBA 751 - Managing People in Organizations class.The penalty was very unfortunate as his team, the Giants, narrowly lost the game. Williams' poor choice of a conflict management strategy was a giant blunder.To manage conflict well, we have to remember that there are several conflict management strategies.However, collaborating takes time, and many conflict situations are either very urgent or too trivial to justify the time it takes to collaborate.There are many conflict situations that should be handled with one of the other four conflict management strategies rather than collaboration.For instance, some people predominantly use collaborating when in interpersonal conflict situations.
However, that strategy might not be the strategy that we habitually use.When tempers flared between one of Williams' teammates and an opponent, Williams ran across the field and began to fight.