This style is intermediate in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.
Most of the people using this style when parties have equal power or to reach expedient solutions on important issues.
Problem solving: Problem solving tries to find a mutually beneficial solution for both parties.This is also known as the win-win strategy because the people who using this style will think that the resource at stake are expandable rather than fixed if the parties work together to find a creative solution. Forcing tries to win the conflict at the other's expense.This handling style may be appropriate when the interests are not perfectly opposing or when you need to stand up for your own rights, resist aggression and pressure Avoiding: Avoiding tries to smooth over or avoid conflict situations altogether, but, avoid conflict will not make it go away.People often put off confronting uncomfortable issues and delegate difficult decisions to others.When it is a petty squabble between individual, avoidance might be appropriate, but this is generally an ineffective way to handle conflicts.
Yielding: Yielding quickly, over-accommodating, or trying to look for a compromise solution without understanding the roots of the conflict are ineffective ways to address conflict.
If you acquiesce too easily, that can be interpreted as a sign of weakness. This style involves making unilateral concessions, unconditional promises, and offering help with no expectation of reciprocal help.
Compromising: Compromising looks for an expedient and mutually acceptable solution which partially satisfies both parties.
Yet the emotions that conflict evokes can often make situations seem explosive. So where do leaders start when they want to understand the conflict styles of themselves and others?
My favorite tool for developing this knowledge is the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).
TKI is a tool that assesses an individual's typical behavior in conflict situations, describing the behaviors along two dimensions: assertiveness and cooperativeness. I counter that it's not bad; competition is necessary at times, based on the situation.