Analyzing a Case: Laura and Tim
For part one, you will map the conflict in the resources section and perform a preliminary analysis on the escalation of the conflict.
In your evaluation, avoid summarizing the case. Instead, analyze the case critically and assess how it pertains to this week’s readings. Remember, excellent analyses are a combination of critical and analytical thoughts connected to greater themes presented in the readings – and this is not an easy task.
Be sure to include the following required elements in your assignment:
Briefly describe what you consider two or three major issues contained in the case.
Explain how these points or issues integrate with the material covered this week and then explain their relevance to the case.
Identify the implications for the parties involved in the case.
Provide a brief description of the questions/challenges you have regarding the readings and explain why they are important.
Do not include the following in your analysis:
A summary of the readings
A detailed description of the case
As you are preparing your response, consider the following questions:
What were the roots of the conflict?
How do the parties to the conflict view the behavior of the other and pursue their own interests in the conflict situation?
At what point did the conflict become detrimental to the parties involved?
How might this conflict extend to the larger workplace?