Cooperative conflict in China
Speaker pointed up the calls, which Asian financial crisis had renewed, for greater openness to respond to change and make organisations more productive. His recent experimental an field studies indicated that managers and employees in china as well as in North America were more openminded and creative when they disagreed directly and believed that they had cooperative goals. This supported the traditional Chinese value of relationships and specified the nature of effective relationships in organisations. He concluded the Lecture by suggesting that cooperative conflict was viable basis upon which Chinese and Westerners could work together respectfully and innovate productively.
Tjosvold, D. W. (1999, March 23). Cooperative conflict in China [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/105