The accommodating strategy essentially entails giving the opposing side what it wants.
The use of accommodation often occurs when one of the parties wishes to keep the peace or perceives the issue as minor.
For example, a business that requires formal dress may institute a "casual Friday" policy as a low-stakes means of keeping the peace with the rank and file.
While there is no victor from compromise, each person also fails to achieve her or his original goal.Understanding the tactics and strategies of others who use competitive styles can assist conflict managers in defusing the negative consequences of competition and working toward a mutual gains approach.Competitive tactics include: - Lying - Concealing one's own goals - Concealing one's own interests - Attacking or criticizing the other person verbally - Becoming positional, and then incrementally compromising toward a middle ground - Elevating one's own arguments - Denigrating or rejecting the other's arguments - Threatening and bluffing - Denying responsibility - Pretending to be or actually being hostile "Whatever you want is fine with me." When one party in a conflict genuinely does not care about the outcome of the conflict, accommodation may be the right choice for that situation.Are they strangers that will remain as such after the negotiation? Are they long standing partner with strategic importance to your organization?Having taken inventory of your style, their style, the importance of the stakes, and the importance of the relationship.