MANAGEMENT STYLE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT A STUDY OF ANAMBRA BROADCASTING SERVICE AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACT

This research investigated management style and organizational conflict with particular reference to Anambra Broadcasting Service, Awka Anambra State. The main aim is to identify the effect of management style on organizational conflict. Relevant literature was reviewed and the study adopted survey design which is basically relies mainly on primary and secondary sources. The hypotheses formulated were tested using Chi-square statistical technique. The study revealed that improper management style and among other things trigger conflict in organization, and also that organizational conflict is very harmful to the organization if not properly managed and that collective bargaining and joint consultation mechanism remains an effective way for resolving organizational conflicts, the study therefore recommends that the management of organization should employ collective bargaining and joint consultation mechanism in dispute resolution.