KKU targets development of personnel through lessons of conflicts in order to increase efficiency

Human Resource Section and Division of Human Resources, KKU held a workshop on “Reconciliation and Conflict Management in Organizations”  

         August 18, 2019 at Seminar Room 2, 9th Floor, Pianwijitr Building, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen Univeristy, Human Resource Section and Division of Human Resources, Khon Kaen University held a conference and workshop on “Reconciliation and Conflict Management in Organizations”. Asst. Prof Arwut Yimtae, Vice President for Infrastructure and Environment presided over the opening session. Mr. Sathit Kaewbudda, Director of Division of Human Resources made a reporting speech. Over 50 administrators, supporting staff and academic staff participated.
         The conference and workshop on “Reconciliation and Conflict Management in Organizations” was aimed at enabling personnel in the university and administer to understand how to reconcile and peacefully decrease conflicts in their organizations.

        Asst. Prof Arwut Yimtae, Vice President for Infrastructure and Environment said that the university’s ethics committee planned to run this project for the fiscal year 2019 operations and under the 4th strategy to develop human resources in terms of ethics and to promote reconciliation and conflict management.

          “From the university’s implementation on ethics of personnel, we found that requests and complaints in this respect mostly arose from personal matters and bias. Therefore, the ethics committee sees the importance of establishing a model to create peace and to solve conflicts in the workplaces. The university should enable personnel to understand how to reconcile when there are problems and conflicts, which will lead the personnel to work more efficiently and to live together happily. This will in turn make the operations of Khon Kaen University proceed efficiently and bring utmost benefits to the university.”         

         Mr. Chotechuang Thappawong, former Chief Judge of the Appeal Court and Senior Judge of the Appeal Court 7, the guest speaker explained that conflicts are inevitable. Therefore, those who know and understand conflicts will have more advantages than those who do not. An administrator who knows and understands conflicts is able to transform conflicts to creativeness and benefits to the organization.

Mr. Chotechuang Thappawong
Mr. Chotechuang Thappawong

         “If we perceive conflicts in a creative way, we will obtain a lot of benefits to the organization. For instance, implementers will see the different perspectives of those in the organization and of those outside. They will be able to exchange ideas and knowledge that will lead to useful solutions. Their thinking process will be modified into a mechanism and hence every member will live together more happily. Thus, organizational administrators need to realize that organizational conflicts do exist and that they have to manage a conflict by confining its scope to prevent expansion, or else by lessening the severity to a controllable level so that it can be creatively managed. As such, the conflict can be used to acquire benefits for organizational development,” Mr. Chotechuang said.

         The workshop covered the topics of reconciliation, lessening of conflicts, exchange of ideas for the reconciliation model. 

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