1. What did you actually learn from the unit?
I feel like anyone who has been in a family or a committed relationship is familiar with conflict resolution. Hopefully, it is something that you have been gradually learning about your entire lives. Maybe that is nieve of me to think, but I know it is something my parents have been teaching me my entire life and it has proven to be a great help when it comes to the workplace, friendships, and marriage. It was good to review some of the effective ways to manage conflict and see how my teammates would manage a specific situation.
2. Discuss your feelings/experiences from the team activities? Did it change your opinion on the subject? If so, how? If not, why?
I was a little confused by the bargaining assignment, to begin with, but once I dove into I was really interested and into it. It was interesting for me to see what the effects of a strike and the new demands of a company. We came to a consensus on our discussion that we would choose a plan that didn’t break the bank on the back but still proved to give a decent long term gain. It was also a plan that did not break the bank for the employer as well. We felt that this would be the best route to take. It was a great assignment that really taught a lot about what can come from placing some new demands as an employer.
3. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice.
Like I said, conflict resolution is something that I would say most people utilize often in their lives. I plan to take a better approach to resolve conflict in my own life. Just because it is easy to engage in conflict when it is a sibling or a spouse does not mean we shouldn’t be doing everything we need to resolve the conflict.
4. Your personal feelings about the material covered.
Most of my personal feelings were covered in the above write up. At the end of the day, someone needs to be good at resolving conflict so why shouldn’t it be me. It is truly a talent to resolve conflict and I hope to get as close to mastering it as I can throughout my life.