Erceived Incompatible Goals
First, write a short background about the nature of the conflict, using the following questionsWhat is the conflict about? When did the conflict start? What caused it?Was it a series of events or one event? What was the trigger event(s)?When did the conflict originate? Why did it occur?Use a metaphor to describe your conflict.Next, analyze your perceptions of each element of the conflict, using the following questions:Expressed struggle: How has the conflict been expressed? What was the trigger event?Interdependent parties: What binds the parties together? In what ways each party needs the other?Perceived incompatible goals: What are the parties not getting?Perceived scarce resources: Examples include time, money, affection, inclusion, oil, land, or other natural resources, etc.Perceived interference to achieve goals: In what ways each party is interfering with the others goals?