Impact of Conflict Management Styles on Creativity
Can conflict be turned into a creativity if managed in a certain style? This study aims to explore the relationship
between three conflict management styles (Collaboration, Avoidance, and Accommodation) and the creativity in
Petrochemical companies in Oman. Using a questionnaire, data have been collected, applying simple random method, from
employees working in two petrochemical organizations. A final 147 questionnaires were valid for statistical analysis.
Multiple regression analysis was utilized to investigate the impact of the styles of conflict management on the creativity. The
results show that only two styles of conflict management, namely (Collaboration and Accommodation) have an effect on the
creativity, while Avoidance style found to have no significant effect. The implications of this study are discussed.
Index terms - Conflict Management Styles, Collaboration, Avoidance, Accommodation, Creativity, Oman.