Within a sports organization there can be two types of conflict, Good and Bad. Due to event throughout history we often think of the word conflict only as something that is bad. But the truth is that conflict can be a very good and helpful thing. The best way in which I can describe conflict being good is when it makes you change something within the organization for the better of everyone inside the facility. Let's say that a group of employees wanted a new piece of equipment that was going to make their job easier and the facility look a lot better. Well if they were to raise a stink and tell the ownership that they needed it to make their facility look better, the ownership would have to get it because they wouldn't want the facility looking bad. This is what I classify as good conflict, the workers got what they wanted and the ownership got a better looking facility. Even though it might sound somewhat easy for good conflict to happen it is very rare.
Most conflict is bad conflict. In this conflict one side wants something that the other side doesn't want to give them. In every one of these cases one side gets hurt or becomes upset. This is never a good thing when you are trying to run an effective organization. You want everyone to be happy and work together. Most cases of these conflicts are because they don't have the resources to provide what the other side wants. Take the example that I gave earlier, let's say that the organization didn't have enough money to spend on the equipment. Well ownership is going to be upset because they don't have the money and they wish that they did and the employees are going to be mad because now they are going to have to work harder. It often becomes a vicious circle of blame, which is never good. Although some of these conflicts become very heated and stay around for a long time a majority of them end up dyeing out because people often just forget about it. That is probably what is best for both the organization and the workers anyway.