Ambiguous responsibility: There exists ambiguity between the roles and responsibilities between the John and Tania. John is unclear about his capabilities and area of project due to which conflicts occur between the two. Both are interdependent on each other for their tasks to be performed. Conflict between the two arises as territorial issues as both of them make decisions that appear as cross boundaries of responsibilities (De Wit, 2012). This can be prevented when roles and responsibilities are made clear to each individual and they must be agreed by the parties before they start working as a team.
ii)Conflict of Interest: John is severely suffering with the conflict of personal interest over the organizational interests. He is unable to understand how he has to fit his personal goals and interests with the organizational goals of the organization. John’s personal goals of promotion for power and authority were in conflicting situation with the organizational goals (Easterby-Smith, 2012). John was fighting unduly for the fulfilment of his personal goals that created the situation of conflict and hampered the healthy working environment of the organization.
iii)Interpersonal relationships: In the situation of conflict resolution the various types of personalities of individuals play a crucial role in the conflict resolution. Interpersonal relationships play a major role in creating the situation of conflicts and due to their interpersonal issues with the other person both the parties are unable to resolve their personal issues with each other (Dean, 2013). It is difficult for individuals to keep aside their personal prejudices when working in an organization. Thus it is crucial that such personal prejudices must be recognized within time and before they create the situation of conflict in the organization must be settled down before the conflict occurs between the employees in the organization.