Conflict Style - Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Indicator (TKI)


The TKI provides insight into our preferred method of dealing with conflict, and deepens our understanding of why others may prefer a different approach. By knowing our personal preferences for addressing conflict, we are empowered to act counter to those preferences when the situation calls for it. The TKI model is based on a five-category scheme for classifying interpersonal conflict-handling modes:
• Competing
• Collaborating
• Compromising
• Avoiding
• Accommodating.

The TKI has been used for more than 35 years and is the leading measure of conflict-handling behavior.

As a coaching client, the information from this assessment, debriefed with you by your coach can help you better understand your preferred method of addressing conflict and how to step into other modes when it would better serve you.

Using the TKI in a team or workshop setting provides excellent learning about yourself and those with whom you work -- enhancing communication and teamwork.