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REFLECTING ON GROUP DYNAMIC APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT OF CONFLICT IN PUB-LIC UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA

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dc.contributor.author James Ochieng Sika, Constatine Wesonga Opiyo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-31T08:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-31T08:10:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2591
dc.description.abstract Conflict can result into a crisis in an organization if there is no best approach to resolve conflict. Conflict may arise when educational philosophies, treatment approaches or service delivery strategy is incompatible. This often lead to prevalence conflict between communities, departments within institutions of higher learning and student who are the main consumers of education product. Organization with structure that allows at least two units to share functional boundaries are bound to experience conflict. Conflicts are almost inevitable in public universities due to organizational structures for both staff and students who share functional boundaries through exchange of knowledge. In Universities situations, conflicts occur between “functional Partners” academic and administrative staff; academic staff of departments with faculty; administrative staff and the workers’ unions and also between administrative and students performance. Understanding the consequences of organizational conflict as well as its antecedent provides the organizational designer or manager with additional insights necessary to achieve optimal performance. This paper discusses conflict episodes in relation to antecedent and consequences; Identifies approaches used by the Vice chancellors in resolving conflict and also its presents an approach that can be used by universities in Kenya in dealing with conflicts that involves two intra – organization units. The paper presents a hypothetical treatment of an academic staff and registrars’ conflict as a test on whether group dynamic approach can work en_US
dc.publisher BIR en_US
dc.subject Conflict, management, academic staff, students, group dynamic approach en_US
dc.title REFLECTING ON GROUP DYNAMIC APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT OF CONFLICT IN PUB-LIC UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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