LSI Conflict

Research and development by Ron Phillips based on the Life Styles Inventory™ by J. Clayton Lafferty, Ph.D.

Differences of opinion are an inevitable part of organizational relationships, but while constructive differing is productive, out-and-out conflict is not.

Individual thinking and behavior can help or hinder the way members of your organization handle conflicts, solve problems, and negotiate. Does your team handle conflict constructively? LSI Conflict paints a picture of conflict styles and helps build Constructive thinking strategies for effective conflict resolution.

What does LSI Conflict do?

LSI Conflict is a feedback tool that:

  • uses a self-assessment to help participants gain a better understanding of their thinking styles and provides a visual representation of their strongest and weakest styles.
  • provides a framework through which they can understand different conflict styles and their impact on conflict situations.
  • equips participants with an action plan they can use to specify and commit to behavior changes to develop more Constructive conflict styles.

LSI Conflict can also be used in combination with the Group Styles Inventory, the Survival Simulation series, and other Human Synergistics simulations as part of an integrated approach to developing individual and group effectiveness.

What does LSI Conflict offer you?

Appropriate for all members of an organization, LSI Conflict can be used to:

  • promote awareness of different conflict styles
  • help individuals deal with conflict in a more collaborative way
  • improve team performance and effectiveness through constructive communication
  • enhance cooperation and integrative problem-solving throughout the organization
  • increase the effectiveness of conflict resolution to build a healthier culture

LSI Conflict features

LSI Conflict meets rigorous academic and psychometric standards and is based on the world-renowned Life Styles Inventory. Styles measured by LSI Conflict are plotted on Human Synergistics’ Circumplex and results are compared to those of approximately 9,000 other people.

Research has shown that the orientations measured by LSI Conflict are related to a variety of outcomes, including:

  • quality of interpersonal relationships
  • problem-solving effectiveness
  • individual health and well-being
  • organizational culture

LSI Conflict features

LSI Conflict is available in paper self-scored format. It gathers feedback using a self-assessment:

  • LSI Conflict is a self-report instrument completed by each participant; the feedback reflects the individual’s own perspective on how he or she approaches and responds to conflicts and disagreements.

The inventory takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete and about 10 minutes to self-score, and the results are plotted on a normed Circumplex to provide participants with immediate feedback.

If you would like to know more about LSI Conflict, or any of our assessments, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you.