1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Organizational conflicts are inevitable and are neither good nor bad. As organizational workforce becomes increasingly diverse, the stage for conflict becomes set as a result of sprawling differing goals, perceptions, values, commitments and demands on resources.
Globalizations and reductions of trade barriers simultaneously reduce many companies’ resources. At the same time, many organizational processes increase the interdependence among persons and units. This mix of reduced resources and heightened interdependence underpins many organizational conflicts.
The problem in organizational conflict therefore lies in the inability of organizational managers to understand conflict and the remedies to be used in conflict situations. Thus, this research project fills this gap in knowledge by providing enlightenment to organizational mangers on the causes, effects and remedies of organizational conflict.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
This study is aimed at generating data that will enhance the understanding of conflict, its causes, effects and remedies in Nigerian organizations.
In specific terms, this research:
- Identified the major causes of conflict in Nigeria organization
- Examined the effects of conflicts in organizations
- Suggested remedies to organizational conflicts