HRM624 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

FALL 2019
ASSIGNMENT NO. 01
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (HRM624)
Due Date: November 21, 2019 TOPIC: Litigation
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of the activity is to understand the concept of litigation.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Marks: 10
After attempting this activity students will be able to;

  1. Understand the concept of litigation.
  2. Comprehend how to resolve conflict through litigation and its related advantages
    and disadvantages.
    THE STATE
    There are many ways to resolve conflicts including surrendering, running away, overpowering your opponent with violence, filing a lawsuit, etc. Dispute resolution processes can be divided into two main categories, negotiation and adjudication. In negotiation, the disputants decide the issue whereas in adjudication the neutral third party decides the issue. Lawsuit/Litigation is one of the kinds of adjudication. The litigation process starts with filing a complaint in court and typically resolved at a court trial before a judge or adjudicator.
    Baig Electronics and Paracha Electronics are immediate neighbors in an electronic market of a metropolitan city. Their owners had quarreled on a petty issue some time ago and the issue worsened and became difficult to resolve for both. Baig Electronics’ owner wants to resolve the conflict through negotiation or mediation whereas Paracha Electronics’ owner wants to resolve through the third party and filing a lawsuit against Baig Electronics.
    THE REQUIREMENT
    Being a student of Conflict Management subject, answer the following question;
  3. What are effective conflict resolution strategies to avoid litigation? Discuss at least 4 points/strategies. 4 Marks
  4. What will be the advantages of and disadvantages to Baig Electronics and Friends Electronics if they go for litigation to resolve the dispute? Discuss at least 2 each of the advantages and disadvantages of the litigation process. 6 Marks

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Solution:
Q. 1 Answer

  1. Enhance effectiveness in dealing with conflicts. Strategies that will enable you to resolve conflicts yourself and to assist people in attaining their outcomes without damaging relationships.
  2. Interdependence is a force supporting the creating of some mutually acceptable solution for the conflict.
  3. Eliminate leftover negative feelings.
  4. Defusing the accompanying emotional energy and achieving a mutual understanding of
    differences.

Q. 2 Answer

Advantages

  1. There will be no objection to both parties because decision will decide by the court.
  2. Litigation offers is a clear platform with a clear outcome. This is especially useful in
    relation to social media, where accusations can quickly gain publicity without the
    opportunity for reproach.
  3. Litigation helps solve this problem, with court-mandated deadlines and requirements
    being far more difficult to ignore. In some cases, the powers of the court may even allow a dispute to be disposed of summarily.

Disadvantages

  1. Litigation is time consuming and complicated process. It needs to go through many steps and stages before trial start.
  2. Court decisions might not acceptable to either party, result in disturbance of commercial relationship.
    Note: This is Sample Solution. Students’ Answers may vary.

Solution:
Q. 1 Answer

  1. Enhance effectiveness in dealing with conflicts. Strategies that will enable you to resolve conflicts yourself and to assist people in attaining their outcomes without damaging relationships.
  2. Interdependence is a force supporting the creating of some mutually acceptable solution for the conflict.
  3. Eliminate leftover negative feelings.
  4. Defusing the accompanying emotional energy and achieving a mutual understanding of
    differences.

Q. 2 Answer

Advantages

  1. There will be no objection to both parties because decision will decide by the court.
  2. Litigation offers is a clear platform with a clear outcome. This is especially useful in
    relation to social media, where accusations can quickly gain publicity without the
    opportunity for reproach.
  3. Litigation helps solve this problem, with court-mandated deadlines and requirements
    being far more difficult to ignore. In some cases, the powers of the court may even allow a dispute to be disposed of summarily.

Disadvantages

  1. Litigation is time consuming and complicated process. It needs to go through many steps and stages before trial start.
  2. Court decisions might not acceptable to either party, result in disturbance of commercial relationship.
    Note: This is Sample Solution. Students’ Answers may vary.