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Is workplace conflict costly? An international case study of conflict and stress among project managers

Mohamed Saleh Baqutayan, Shadiya and Tabrizi, Mohammad Reza Faraj and Minavand, Hadi (2014) Is workplace conflict costly? An international case study of conflict and stress among project managers. International Journal of Development and Conflict, 4 (1). pp. 49-59. ISSN 2010-2704

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Mental and physical wellbeing always determine the individual’s ability, productivity, and work performance. Based on this fact we can declare that stress and conflict are two things that most people avoid, because of its consequence on mental and physical health. This study presents a research on stress and conflict amongst project managers. It examines how certain conditions of work and level of conflict affect the project manager at work and causes stress. The purpose is to determine the effect of work conflict among employees on causing job stress. Data was gathered from thirty international project managers, using self-administered questionnaires. The result indicated that conflict in organization serves as a mechanism that increases job stress. The key findings are that stress and conflicts can influence each other, and affect both the physical and mental wellbeing of project managers, as well as both the performance of individuals and organizations. Therefore, researchers suggested that to reduce the job stress of project mangers the management should control the level of conflict among employees, foster constructive conflict, and inculcate some rules and ways to manage inefficient conflict.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:conflict among project managers, conflict and stress, stress in workplace
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
ID Code:59812
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 00:24
Last Modified:21 Apr 2022 00:55

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