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Lisa and Robert both work for a healthcare software devlopment (Links to an external site.) company. The manager of the new product division was originally the leader of the project team for which she interviewed and hired Abdul. Shirley, another project team member, also interviewed Robert, but strongly opposed hiring him for the project because she thought he was not competent to do the job.
Seven months after Robert was hired, the manager left the project to start her own company and recommended that Robert and Lisa serve as joint project leaders. Lisa agreed reluctantly?with the stipulation that it be made clear she was not working for Robert. The General Manager consented; Shirley and Abdul were to share the project leadership.
Within a month Lisa was angry because Robert was representing himself to others as the leader of the entire project and giving the impression that Lisa was working for him. Now Lisa and Robert are meeting with you to see if you can resolve the conflict between them.
Lisa says: “Right after the joint leadership arrangement was reached with the General Manager, Robert called a meeting of the project team without even consulting me about the time or content. He just told me when it was being held and said I should be there. At the meeting, Robert reviewed everyone’s duties line by line, including mine, treating me as just another team member working for him. He sends out letters and signs himself as project director, which obviously implies to others that I am working for him.”
Robert says: “Lisa is all hung up with feelings of power and titles. Just because I assign myself as project director doesn’t mean she is working for me. I don’t see anything to get excited about. What difference does it make? She is too sensitive about everything. I call a meeting and right away she thinks I’m trying to run everything. Shirley has other things to do?other projects to run?so she doesn’t pay too much attention to this one. She mostly lets things slide. But when I take the initiative to set up a meeting, she starts jumping up and down about how I am trying to make her work for me.”
Question Regarding This Conflict
1.Robert and Lisa seem to have several conflicts occurring simultaneously. Identify as many of these individual conflicts as possible.
2. What are the possible ways to deal with the conflict between Robert and Lisa (not just the ones that you would recommend, but all of the options)?
3. Given all the benefits of retrospection, what could or should have been done to avoid this conflict in the first place?
Be sure to use a minimum of 4 references in responding to this case.