Rights and responsibilities of dissent: Cooperative conflict
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- Tjosvold, D. Employ Respons Rights J (1991) 4: 13. doi:10.1007/BF01390435
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Cooperative conflict research supports the value of the right to dissent and self-expression as contributing significantly to organizational effectiveness. Through conflict, problems are identified, and solutions created and accepted, and a sense of justice and fairness established. Research also proposes a corresponding responsibility that employees and employers should establish a strong cooperative context for managing conflict. Structuring a conflict-positive organization is a powerful way to capture the benefits of conflict and support the right of dissent.