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The style works best in team environments, when listening skills are most important.
With the accommodating style, a person puts aside her own needs and concerns in favor of others.
The compromising style of conflict resolution is cooperative and assertive at the same time.
It's important to understand that not all conflict is bad. People have different perspectives and I've frequently found that by stopping and really listening to someone who is arguing with me, I'll understand some aspect of the issue I hadn't considered.Those who use the avoiding style tend to leave situations and conflicts unresolved.But not using the avoiding style when it's necessary may result in hurt feelings in team situations.Check out the next section on Handling Difficult People for some tips.Before proceeding with this section, please look at the Conflict Resolution Style Survey.