TKI Thomas Kilmann

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) tool helps individuals understand how each conflict-handling modes, or style impacts negotiations, outcomes, interpersonal and group dynamics.

This profiling tool reveals patterns and situations when one conflict behavior is productive and when choosing another style would be more effective. The five styles are:

  • Competing
  • Collaborating
  • Compromising
  • Avoiding
  • Accommodating
TKI Thomas Kilmann

This information will also provide ideas / suggest a course of action to learn how to select the most appropriate style for a given situation.


The TKI assessment allows trainers and HR professionals to safely open a discussion about conflict and negotiations. You will be in better position to get the optimal outcomes you want.