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Conflict management

Conflict is inevitable in most domains of life, including sport, and throughout the lifespan. It is not surprising that issues of power and conflict are commonplace within sporting organizations and teams at all performance levels. Like most work environments, sporting organizations (e.g., teams, clubs) are complex, interpersonal, political, and hierarchical spaces in which there are status differences despite the need for cooperation and teamwork (Boud & Garrick, 1999; Mallett, 2010).