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Tip Tuesday: How Can You Keep Negotiations Positive?

November 9, 2021
Negotiations are not always easy with so many opinions along with complex issues at the table. However, it is very important to keep emotions out of negotiations. Below are a few tips for keeping negotiations focused and positive:
 
  • Keep personalities away from the table
  • Stay hard on issues, but soft on people
  • Focus on the other parties’ interests, not on their positions
  • Do not criticize the other parties’ ideas
  • Be constructive in giving feedback
  • Keep focus forward, not backward
  • Focus on attempting to solve each other’s problems