whenever minimal assertiveness is used to handle a conflict. Each party will steer clear of the other.
Conflict-management style characterized by low-level assertiveness of the very own interests and low-level collaboration with the other party.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Avoid
He acquiesced in the republic and gave his adhesion to General Cavaignac. He became the chief of Louis Napoleon's first ministry in the hope of extracting Liberal measures, but was dismissed in 1849 as soon as he had served the president's purpose of avoiding open conflict.