Discussion: Conflict and Negotiation

The issues in the software development area of Informational Systems have grown into a genuine workplace conflict. One of the issue is interdependence—the Millennials want to schedule their work on their timetable and not rely on the work schedule of the older Baby Boomers. Also, the Baby Boomers are pushing for changes in the rewards system—they believe that bonuses should be commensurate with performance while the Millennials think that everyone should be rewarded equally for participation in projects.

Discussion Prompt

What recommendations would you make in order to resolve this conflict given the multi-generational and multi-cultural nature of the department?

Grading

Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
Submit your initial response 0 pts
No post made
2 pts
Post is either late or off-topic
5 pts
Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
5 pts
Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
No response to peers
2 pts
Responded to only one peer
5 pts
Responded to two peers
5 pts
Total: 10 pts