Behavioural Conflict

Author: Andrew Mackay
Editor: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9781780394695
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It will be people's behavior, and the West's ability to understand, interpret and influence that behavior which will become the defining characteristic of resolving future armed disputes. The authors argue that future conflicts will be best resolved by focusing attention on altering the behaviors of others, either in advance - and therefore deterring conflict - or as a coupled component in the process of combat and post-combat operations. They also argue that Western Armies have learned too many lessons the hard way and been found wanting too easily. Here is the argument for a fundamental rethink of the way that the West's militaries are organized, educated, trained and deployed.

Bullying And Behavioural Conflict At Work

Author: Lizzie Barmes
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199691371
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In an empirical study of the interaction between law, adjudication, and conflicts about behavior in the workplace, Lizzie Barmes analyses how labor and equality rights operate in practice in the UK. Arguing that individual employment rights have a Janus-faced quality, simultaneously challenging and sustaining existing distributions of power between management and employees, she calls for legal intervention at work to focus on resolving tensions between collective and individual concerns across the range of workplaces, and to stimulate the expression and reconciliation of different viewpoints in the implementation and enforcement of individual legal entitlements. Based on extensive primary research, the volume surveys and analyses experiences and attitudes towards negative behavior in the workplace, and explains relevant employment and equality law as it has developed from 1995 to the present day, covering the major case law and legislative developments over this time. This book provides qualitative analysis of authoritative UK judgments about behavioral conflict at work from 1995 to 2010, as well as of interviews with senior managers and senior lawyers, allowing the reader first-hand insight into the influence of law and legal process on problems and conflict at work.

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Multiagent Systems For Manufacturing Control

Author: Stefan Bussmann
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 366208872X
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Presents a methodology developed by DaimlerChrysler. Illustrates the methodology through detailed case studies.

Dispute Resolution In The Construction Industry

Author: Nicholas Gould
Editor: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727728463
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"The challenges facing all members of the construction industry are enormous, but not unachievable... I am confident that the ACE Client Guide 2000 will help all members of the construction industry, whether consulting engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors and their clients, better understanding the challenges facing us and encourage appropriate actin to be taken" Jim Dawson, ACE Chairman 1999-2000. Providing an overview of the market, its structures and external influences, this invaluable guide will help members of the construction supply chain to understand their clients' business needs and equip them to invest appropriately for current and future market developments and take advantage of emerging opportunities. The ACE Client Guide 2000 has been prepared in the ligth of feedback on the first edition, which was published in November 1998, and developments both within the construction industry and in the wider economy over the past 12 months, the facts, perceptions, commentary and sources set out in the ACE Client Guide 2000 provide a basis for individual firms to examine: - What to do - Why they do it - How they do it - How well they do it - Where improvements could be made - How such improvements could be achieved

Psychobiology Of Stress

Author: Stefano Puglisi-Allegra
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400919905
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From a historical point of view the first studies on the response of the organism to stressful situations in general, and on the psychobiology of stress in particular, are probably those of Cannon and de la Paz, the physiologists who showed in 1911 that the adrenal medulla and the sympathetic system are involved in emergency situations. Cannon noted that the venous blood of cats frightened by barking dogs contained adrenaline, a response of the organism which was prevented by adrenalectomy or by section of the splanchnic nerve innervating the adrenal medulla. Cannon suggested that the adrenal medulla was acting in concert with the sympathetic nervous system, so that both systems were activated during stress. The role of the sympathetic system in response to stressful events was later emphasized by the experiments carried out by Maickel et al. (1967) and by Mason (1968): these authors clearly showed that stressors activate the sympathetic system causing it to release adrenaline and noradrenaline. This line of research may be contrasted with that carried out by Hans Selye, centered on of the adrenal cortex in the stress response. Selye's findings and theories originated the role the so-called hypothalamic - pituitary - adrenal cortex (HPA) model of stress: in short, during stress adrenocorticotropic hormone is released from cells of the anterior pituitary and elicits secretion of glucocorticoids from the adrenal cortex.

Complex Interpersonal Conflict Behaviour

Author: Evert Van der Vliert
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134839588
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This book is about reactions to interpersonal conflict such as avoiding, negotiating, and fighting. It breaks away from the prevailing assumption that conflict behaviours are mutually isolated reactions having mutually isolated effects. Instead, reactions are viewed as components of complex conflict behaviour that influence each other's impact on the substantive and relational outcomes. The simultaneous and sequential occurrence of, for example, problem solving and fighting should therefore be studied together and not separately. The author presents a ladder of stepwise increases in theoretical quality, and designs the sequence of chapters in such a way that the theoretical value increases step by step. The lower steps lead to the description of behavioural components and to a model of integrative and distributive dimensions. The upper steps lead to the dimensions of dual concern for one's own and the other's goals and to complexity explanations in terms of the novel paradigm of conglomerated conflict behaviour. The chapters are summarised into thirty-four interrelated propositions. Six empirical studies demonstrate the validity of crucial propositions at each level of the theoretical framework. This monograph primarily reaches out to an academic readership. However, due to its clear structure, its comprehensive propositions, its frequent use of figures, and its glossary, the book will also provide an invaluable resource for any student and practitioner interested in conflict management and negotiation.

The Logic Of Internationalism

Author: Kjell Goldmann
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134865236
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Internationalism is the view that institution-building and peaceful cooperation will make peace and security prevail in a system of independent states. This book examines this controversial topic and discusses whether such a view is realistic or whether international relations are typically characterised by tension and war. Kjell Goldmann seeks to examine the plausibility of internationalism under present-day conditions. A theory of internationalism is outlined and is shown to have two dimensions: one coercive (to enforce the rules and decisions of international institutions) and one accommodative (to avoid confrontation by means of mutual understanding and compromise). Problematic features of the theory are then considered in detail: the assumption that all international cooperation tends to inhibit war, and the tension inherent in the joint pursuit of coercion and accommodation.

50 Top Tools For Coaching

Author: Gillian Jones
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749458577
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50 Top Tools for Coaching contains a selection of forms, models and exercises and an explanation of how and when to use them. Tools are provided to cover all aspects of a coaching relationship, from coaching briefs and contracts through to planning for the future. The Toolkit is designed to be used like a reference book to dip into the topic when needed. Each tool contains an overview and model diagrams so that the coach can understand the words and the big picture. The book is accompanied by online resources, including audio and visual examples of best practice coaching. The forms and models are also available to download.