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Timing of Compromise

Negotiation and Compromise

It can be difficult to alter your viewpoint sometimes, especially if you believe you are right.  Some individuals go into conversations thinking its fight or flight.  I am a creature of habit, I like routines and I like things to be a certain way.  Sounds a bit ridiculous but that’s the way I am.

The saying ‘Pick your battles wisely’ is very true, it can be helpful to take a step back and weigh up if its worthwhile sticking to your guns, or showing a bit of flexibility to negotiate or compromise.

Here are some tips for compromising;

  • Make sure you understand the other person’s point of view
  • Ensure you know your own limits – what are you prepared to move on and what is fundamentally critical for you
  • Be prepared or ultimatums
  • Put a value on the other person’s worth (if business related)
  • Expect the worst if the other person doesn’t get their own way

If you are at the point of negotiation or compromise it means both parties want to find some sort of solution.  Some people are very impressionable, this is simply their personality, so they may have talked to several individuals before sitting down with you.  Depending who is in their trusted circle of confidants they may be influenced positively or negatively.

NOTE: You can only talk to someone and come to a solution if both parties are prepared to negotiate.

Louise Wightman is a Business Coach, Social Media Trainer / Consultant.  Approach The Coach is based in Ayrshire.  The services offered are Business Coaching, Social Media Training, Website Design and Marketing.  The website is where you can see a list of endorsements for work carried out in different industry sectors.



Originally posted 2016-04-20 09:27:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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