This style produces temporary solutions and is appropriate when time is a concern, and as a back up for the competing and collaborating styles when they are unsuccessful in resolving the situation.
Compromising skills include the ability to communicate and keep the dialogue open, the ability to find an answer that is fair to both parties, the ability to give up part of what you want, and the ability to assign value to all aspects of the issue.
It also lends a greater importance to this style as compared to the other styles because you have devoted such a disproportionate amount of time to the style.) Under use of the avoidance style results in hostility and hurt feelings.
This style is highly assertive with minimal cooperativeness; the goal is to win.
Using this style can support open discussion of issues, task proficiency, equal distribution of work amongst the team members, better brainstorming, and development of creative problem solving.
This style is appropriate to use frequently in a team environment.
This style is moderately assertive and moderately cooperative; the goal is to find middle ground.
The compromising style is used with issues of moderate importance, when both parties are equally powerful and equally committed to opposing views.