Download the Conflict Strategies Inventory Theory Background.

You will learn:

  • Conflict styles
  • Team Conflict
  • Conflict Management
  • Negative and Positive outcomes
  • 5 conflict strategies

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Discover the five different ways people respond to conflict

The Conflict Strategies Inventory is based on more than 35 years of research and the highly regarded Blake and Mouton styles grid. Presented with ten hypothetical workplace situations, individuals identify a preference for one of five conflict strategies: Integrating, Avoiding, Smoothing, Competing, and Compromising.

Learn and practice when to use alternative strategies

The Conflict Strategies Inventory is most appropriate for people in the midst of workplace conflict, but all individuals, from frontline employees to team members and managers, will find this tool immensely helpful. It can be used as a stand-alone learning instrument, the centerpiece of a more comprehensive curriculum, or a tool to develop new approaches and solutions, tackle recurrent conflict issues, inspire interest and creativity, and introduce conflict management skills to teams.

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Thoughtfully Designed

Conflict Strategies Inventory has been designed to address the problem of conflict management. It is based on more than 30 years of research and development, combining the works of respected researchers in the field of conflict management. 


Fully Tested

Conflict Strategies inventory helps participants navigate through a learning process that exposes their strengths and weaknesses and offers insight that will enhance their ability to handle conflict successfully.

Glen Whipple


“The Conflict Strategies Inventory challenges people to look differently at conflict. It not only stimulates a lot of valuable discussion, it’s actionable, which is the biggest reason I choose it over another well-known assessment.”

Michele McDonald


"It takes a little more effort to do experiential training vs. a lecture, but a month later I know I’m going to get an email saying, 'A-ha! I get it!'”

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